Morning Joe asks Trump if he disapproves of Putin KILLING journalists, the Donald says, ‘We kill too!!’

El Trumpo signalled his great admiration and approval for his pal, and yours, Vladimir Putin, when he was asked about his history of occasionally assassinating political rivals and journalists on a whim.

He made the comments earlier today on Morning Joe:

Just in case you missed it:

Scarborough: “Well, I mean, it’s also a person who kills journalists, political opponents, and invades countries. Obviously that would be a concern, would it not?”

Trump: “He’s running his country, and at least he’s a leader. Unlike what we have in this country.”

Scarborough: “But again: He kills journalists that don’t agree with him.”

Trump: “I think our country does plenty of killing, also, Joe, so, you know. There’s a lot of stupidity going on in the world right now, Joe. A lot of killing going on. A lot of stupidity. And that’s the way it is.”

Previously, it appeared that el Trumpo seemed to say that it wasn’t a big deal when Putin shot down a civilian airliner in Ukraine. I guess journalists might think about upgrading their life insurance policies if he gets elected…

UPDATED (TRS): Trump did go on to condemn the killing of journalists after being asked directly about it as you can see in this longer clip:

Still, he could have had a better answer when it was asked the first time. Saying we kill people too was just a ludicrous thing to say. Trump is clearly not always good on his feet.

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