United States President Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview pertaining to his ties with Russia and the future of his administration, said that he ‘respected Putin’. While afterthoughts of the reverberating admission were made clear by Trump as he spoke, the highlight of the story of the obvious.

After the news, Twitter exploded with reactions ridiculing Trump’s closeness with Putin and his perception of Russia, a communist country that the United States has intermittently deemed as a national threat.

Trump has vehemently criticised his own federal judge for blocking his attempts to permanently ban refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.