I’m not going to tell you anything about what response I do. … Because I don’t talk about military and I don’t talk about certain other things. … So I don’t have to tell you. I don’t want to be one of these guys that say [imitative voice] ‘Yes, here’s what we’re going to do.’ I don’t have to do that. I don’t have to tell you what I’m going to do in North Korea. I don’t have to tell you what I’m going to do in North Korea. And I don’t have to tell you what I’m going to do with Iran. You know why? Because they shouldn’t know. And eventually you guys are going to get tired of asking that question. So, when you ask me, what am I going to do with the ship, the Russian ship, as an example? I’m not going to tell you. But hopefully I won’t have to do anything. But I’m not going to tell you.
– President Donald J. Trump, February 16, 2017
Trump: Will I get along with him [Vladimir Putin]? I have no idea. It’s very possible I won’t.
Bill O’Reilly: He’s a killer, though. Putin’s a killer.
Trump: There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What, do you think our country’s so innocent?
– President Donald J. Trump, February 4, 2017
If he has killed reporters I think that’s terrible. But this isn’t like somebody that’s stood with a gun and he’s taken the blame or he’s admitted that he’s killed. He’s always denied it.
It’s never been proven that he’s killed anybody, so you know you’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty at least in our country he has not been proven that he’s killed reporters.
– President Donald J. Trump, December, 2015, defending his buddy Valdimir Putin’s fascist regime that hasn’t prosecuted itself
Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.
– President Donald J. Trump, referring to nuclear proliferation, December, 2016