Putin Praises Trump: 'He Is An Absolute Leader in the Presidential Race'

Donald Trump appears to have been endorsed by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

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Putin spoke to reporters after his annual three-hour televised news conference and was asked about the GOP front runner.

"He is a bright personality, a talented person, no doubt about it," Putin said. "It is not up to us to appraise his positive sides, it is up to the U.S. voters. but, as we can see, he is an absolute leader in the presidential race."

He also discussed Trump’s stance on Moscow, saying: “He is saying that he wants to move to a different level of relations with Russia, to a closer, deeper one. How can we not welcome that? Of course, we welcome that."

While Trump got this major international backing, one domestic personality is taking aim.

Filmmaker Michael Moore wrote a lengthy Facebook post showing him holding a sign in front of Trump Tower reading “We Are All Muslim,” following Trump’s plan to ban all Muslims from the country.


Today I went & stood in front of Trump Tower & held a sign until the police came. Then I went home & wrote Donald a...

Posted by Michael Moore on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

“And now, here we are in 2015 and, like many other angry white guys, you are frightened by a bogeyman who is out to get you. That bogeyman, in your mind, are all Muslims. Not just the ones who have killed, but ALL MUSLIMS,” Moore wrote.

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Trump appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night, two months after the real estate mogul cancelled on the host.

Trump showed a softer side during the appearance.

“I would like to see the Republican Party come together, and I’ve been a little bit divisive in the sense of hitting people hard,” he said.

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