Trump: Putin Would Have Preferred Hillary; She’d Decimate the Military and Build Windmills

By Susan Jones | July 13, 2017 | 5:43 AM EDT

President Donald Trump speaks with CBN Founder Pat Robertson at the White House on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Screen grab from CBN)

( – President Donald Trump says he got along “very well” with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the met at the G20 in Hamburg last week.

“He wants what’s good for Russia, and I want what’s good for the United States,” Trump said in an interview with CBN, the Christian Broadcasting Network, on Wednesday.

Trump said it would have been better for Russia if Hillary Clinton were president because she would have “decimated” the U.S. military and raised U.S. energy prices by building windmills.

“Yeah, I think we got along very well,” Trump said of his meeting with Putin. “And I think that’s a good thing. That’s not a bad thing.

"You know, people said oh they shouldn’t get along. Well, who are the people that are saying that?  I think we got along very, very well. We’re a tremendously powerful nuclear power. And so are they. It doesn’t make sense not to have some kind of relationship.”

Trump said the U.S. is getting more and more powerful, “because I’m a big military person.”

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. We’re going to be self-supporting – we just about are now. We’re going to be exporting energy.

He doesn’t want that. He would like Hillary, where she wants to have windmills. He would much rather have that because energy prices would go up, and Russia, as you know, relies very much on energy.

So there are many things that I do that are the exact opposite of what he would want. So when I keep hearing about that he would have rather had Trump, I think probably not.

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