The following is an excerpt from REBECCA SHABAD | July 12, 2017 | CBSNews.com |
President Trump said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin would have preferred Hillary Clinton as U.S. president instead of himself.
In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network's Pat Robertson, the president said that Russia would have benefited from a Clinton victory because she would weaken the military and drive up energy prices.
"As an example, if Hillary had won, our military would be decimated. Our energy would be much more expensive. That's what Putin doesn't like about me. And that's why I say why would he want me? Because from day one I wanted a strong military, he doesn't want to see that. And from day one I want fracking and everything else to get energy prices low and to create tremendous energy," he said in the interview that airs Thursday.
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