Trump made the statement during his speech at at a Commander-in-Chief forum. Speaking about Putin, he reminded that Russian President's approval rating makes up 82%. 'I think if he calls me brilliant, I'll take the compliment, OK? I think I'll be able to get along with him. Certainly in that [Russian] system he's been a leader far more than our President has been a leader,' Trump claimed.
As Pravda.Ru reported, Trump likes to recollect Putin's statement which was made in December, when the Russian President called the US presidential candidate from the Republicans to be a 'very bright' and 'talented' person. Before that Trump also said that the US should get along with Russia to defeat the Islamic State by joint forces.
“In summer, a monster began to wake up in me, really. I started hating everyone. I always hated everyone and started hating even more,” he said