Donald Trump defends Putin: 'You think our country is so innocent?'

The Kremlin demanded an apology from Fox News Channel after the host referred to Putin as "a killer" during an interview with President Donald Trump before the Super Bowl over the weekend.

During Sunday's pre-taped interview, Trump told O'Reilly that it's better to get along with Russian Federation before the "O'Reilly Factor" host said, "He's a killer though, Putin's a killer". I say it's better to get along with Russian Federation then not.

O'REILLY: I don't know of any government leaders that are killers.

Late Night host Seth Meyers tore into President Donald Trump Monday night for his comments on Russian Federation. "Our country's so innocent?"

How concerned are you about not just with what the president is saying but the relationship that that means the U.S.is going to have with Russian Federation, where that's going to go from here?

Fox News anchor responds with mirth to Moscow's demands for a mea culpa.

O'Reilly pressed him afterwards pointing out, "But he's a killer".

"He's the leader of his country".

HALLIE JACKSON, MSNBC: President Trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin is really back in the headlines in a big way.

But with his latest tweet, Trump appears to be concerned that people might think the two men are close on a personal basis.

"I think our country does plenty of killing also, Joe, so you know".

"Admitting that the USA has made mistakes would be fine, but that's not what Trump is doing", Meyers said during his Closer Look segment. The president and aides say he is reviewing the Iran deal in which the United States, the five permanent members of United Nations Security Council, which includes Russian Federation and China, and Germany reduced previous sanctions in exchange for Iran giving up the means to make nuclear weapons. "Will I get along with them?"

That's a good thing.

Opponents of Mr. Putin's regime have linked his administration to the murders of several opposition activists and investigative journalists, among others critics. "We have the same attitude towards both domestic - federal and regional - and worldwide media".

  • Jacqueline Ellis