Putin: Trump is a ‘flamboyant’ person

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Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a meeting with journalists after a live broadcast nationwide call-in in Moscow, Russia, April 14, 2016.
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ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump is a flamboyant person, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, referring to previous comments he had made.

“I have said he is flamboyant,” Putin told the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. “He is, isn’t he? I did not give any other assessment of him.”

He also said that based on Trump’s remarks, he favors restoring full U.S.-Russia relations.

“What’s wrong with that?” Putin asked.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning, Katya Golubkova and Christian Lowe; Writing by Lidia Kelly, editing by Jason Bush)