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Republicans HATED Putin… Until Trump Told Them He’s Cool

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Trump has a frightening grip on the beliefs of a large segment of the population. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"American conservatives have always had a weird adoration for Russian president Vladimir Putin thanks to, in part, his macho leadership and old-school nationalism. But following the annexation of Crimea in March 2014, most Americans — including Republicans — held an unfavorable opinion of Putin. According to a July 2014 The Economist/YouGov poll, 76 percent of Republicans didn’t like him, compared to only 10 percent who did like him.

As of December 2016, the same pollsters found that Putin’s net favorability had jumped 55 points among Republicans — with 37 percent saying they have a positive opinion of him.

The most recent poll’s conclusion comes at a time when U.S. intelligence agencies have determined that Russia helped President-elect Donald Trump win the election by deliberately targeting his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump, for his part, has denied Russia’s involvement, tweeting that the CIA’s findings should be taken with a grain of salt because “it is very hard to determine who was doing the hacking.” While senate Republicans have pushed for a formal inquiry into Russia’s culpability, Trump has rejected his daily security briefings and has given zero indication that he wants to know who was responsible for the cyberattack against the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.”*

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96 comments

  1. Posted by Thomas 2016, at Reply

    Republicans are the laughing stock of the world

    • Posted by Luis Ortiz, at Reply

      Thomas 2016 nah we must get every help vs the fken muslims

    • Posted by Asura Gaming, at Reply

      From Europe here, I confirm the USA is a worldwide laughing stock thanks to
      republicans and Trump. Now the educated part of the world looks down on the
      USA. Congratulations on electing a thin skinned sexual offender buffoon.
      China and Russia are going to enjoy the next 4 years.

    • Posted by Muffin Cannibal, at Reply

      This is quite the circlejerk.

    • Posted by KAWAII OBAMA, at Reply

      Donald D need a safespace? are you triggered?

    • Posted by Darnell Bryant, at Reply

      Republicans are truly unbelievable.

  2. Posted by Onyebuci Mordi, at Reply

    Trumpanzees

    • Posted by charlidog2, at Reply

      +navid 313 Geebus christ, do you not care about your integrity at all?
      Don’t you get tired of being wrong all the time? Have you been sleazy for
      so long it doesn’t bother you, because I need a shower just for replying.
      You have no honor.

      How are we supposed to see their side when it’s all fabrication. How can
      anyone be convinced of anything when they don’t value facts, evidence, and
      the truth. Surely they can’t all be theists. Idiocracy and global warming;
      I give us 100:1 odds we don’t make it.

    • Posted by navid 313, at Reply

      +charlidog2 hahahahahahahahaha a lefty is talking about honor and integrity
      hahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Posted by navid 313, at Reply

      +Onyebuci Mordi why don’t you look it up yourself? Bernie is on the record
      bashing illegal immigration. Totally public

    • Posted by navid 313, at Reply

      charlidog2 and regarding facts, I’m the only one who provided sources and
      links here, facts are 100% on my side regarding all of these issues

  3. Posted by Rаv, at Reply

    We’re against Saudi Arabia dumbass!

    • Posted by Rezarf, at Reply

      +Kyle Ruth You guys are worse than the nazi’s, Not only do you rule and
      suppress freedom and democracy in most nations, your own government has
      turn you in lobotomized zombies with generational propaganda. Very little
      of what any westerner believes to true is true.

    • Posted by Suleman Malik, at Reply

      Saudi Arabia and the Arab oil states sell their oil in Dollars. Imagine, If
      they sold their oil in Roubles or the Chinese yuan, America would be a
      different country today with a much worse economy. So the the last thing
      USA is, is being against Saudi Arabia.

    • Posted by skull yoshimcb2, at Reply

      no

    • Posted by Rаv, at Reply

      Lol. Getting so much hate in the comments. I wasn’t even trying to make an
      argument. haha

  4. Posted by Martin Speed, at Reply

    For his next act Donald Trump will tell us what a great gal Hillary Clinton
    is.

    • Posted by Martin Speed, at Reply

      +The end C30 *there’re

    • Posted by Martin Speed, at Reply

      +The end C30 *You’re

    • Posted by Martin Speed, at Reply

      +The end C30 *says

    • Posted by Martin Speed, at Reply

      +The end C30 *high

    • Posted by bobby, at Reply

      @MartinSpeed
      Apparently you have been sleeping a lot, as that Act has already passed, as
      he has said it many times. You’re welcome.

  5. Posted by doxide, at Reply

    Right wingers are sheep. What else is new?

    • Posted by Gen Can, at Reply

      chenk was proud to say that he didnt personally knew any trump supporters.
      now he talks about all of them as he knew them all. you’re pathetic, libs

    • Posted by CRAZYGUNDAMOTAKU, at Reply

      *+dioxide* And left wingers are gullible morons that believe everything
      they hear, could care less about doing even the slightest bit of research,
      has no regard for facts but think they know it all even after contradicting
      themselves regularly.Take this video for example “Republicans love Putin
      because Trump told them to” but doesn’t that contradict their previous
      “Republicans love Putin because of how he controls power” video? which btw
      was posted back in 2014.

    • Posted by Jolly Froster, at Reply

      You do realize that the left voted for a woman who was a warmonger and a
      corporatist. Putin had nothing to do with Trump. It was because Putin is
      fighting ISIS in Syria while Obama and Hillary are supporting them.

  6. Posted by robert cervacio, at Reply

    I’ve realized that conservatives are the most hypocritical people in
    America, calling everyone sheep but change their opinion at an instant when
    their all mighty Trump does.

    • Posted by Falchion, at Reply

      Joe Truth Trump isn’t throwing Obama out that’s how this country Works
      Obama’s term is ending. Are you new here or just an idiot?

    • Posted by B33SON, at Reply

      You’ll find that their name calling is usually based on insecurities about
      themselves.

    • Posted by Pact Suprize, at Reply

      aww, because he tells you something you just believe it without
      Question….and we are the Sheep lol parents should have taught you
      critical thinking i believe.

  7. Posted by Ben Foster, at Reply

    Putin is clever person than 90% of US politicians.

    • Posted by geromino97, at Reply

      Ben Foster more like 100%

    • Posted by sumtimesieatmy ownshit, at Reply

      Ben Foster your right. morons keep electing morons

    • Posted by You Andme, at Reply

      He certainly is clever than Orangemuffin and right now he is just petting
      him like a new dog. Sooner or later Putin is going to make Trump look like
      a fool he is and we better be ready for WW3.

    • Posted by Woo Cheol Shin, at Reply

      Putin indeed is very clever. And he’s evil and hates America to the core.
      Your point?

  8. Posted by Kalu Abay, at Reply

    watch trump compliment Hillary then suddenly republicans will love Hillary

    • Posted by Joe Truth, at Reply

      Well now that the witch lost we can stomach her just a tad more.

    • Posted by Steve Mroz, at Reply

      Kalu Abay he did in the presidential debate you fuckhead.

    • Posted by skull yoshimcb2, at Reply

      no

    • Posted by Merciless7, at Reply

      He already did after he won you idiot

  9. Posted by Mr. Teabag, at Reply

    If Trump told Trump supporters the sky was green those idiots would agree
    with Trump.

    • Posted by Mr. Teabag, at Reply

      +ben berk​​ For some reason you idiots always think Im a Hillary supporter.
      Ohh and you also need to check your sources about Obama as well. Please get
      your edited Fox video out of here lol.

      https://www.google.com/amp/www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-business-deceptively-edits-obama-interview-to-falsely-claim-he-told-illegal-immigrants-to-vote/amp/?client=ms-android-att-us

      http://www.snopes.com/obama-encouraged-illegal-aliens-to-vote/#
      snopes.com – Obama Encouraged ‘Illegal Aliens’ to Vote :

    • Posted by Mr. Teabag, at Reply

      +ben berk​​ I love how you conveniently left out exactly what the video
      edited. Also notice that the only news source reporting this is Fox lol.😏

      OBAMA: People are discouraged from voting and part of what is important for
      LATINO CITIZENS is to make your voice heard, because you’re not just
      speaking for yourself. You’re speaking for family members, friends,
      classmates of yours in school…RODRIGUEZ: Your entire http://community.OBAMA: …who
      may not have a voice, who can’t legally http://vote.%C2%A0But they’re
      counting on you to make sure that you have the courage to make your voice
      heard.

      I pointed that out in my source.

    • Posted by ekelo ekete, at Reply

      +Frozen Retro ! My mortality has nothing to do with this, the fact that
      someone would make millions of dollars and yet reach out for more and even
      when they reach the billion dollar mark they still go for more is proof
      that you are very much wrong. Nor matter how much you try to spin the guys
      betrayal of your course, at the end of the day the swamp is still the swamp
      my friend.

  10. Posted by Kevin Montrond, at Reply

    Republicans follow like sheep, they don’t run off critical thinking.

    • Posted by redwhitedude, at Reply

      Jolly Froster Trump begrudgingly supported it based on the information that
      was available to the public. He was part of the public so even though it
      looks that Trump contradicted himself, the public was lied to and deceived.
      You cannot crucify him for being a hypocrite in this case because of that.

    • Posted by Jolly Froster, at Reply

      +redwhitedude
      Exactly. His reluctant answer on Stern based on what the public was told
      wasn’t the same as Clintons vote who had information we did not have.

    • Posted by Brent Showers, at Reply

      Jolly Froster trump supported it vocally friend and it’s even on YouTube
      interviews . Bernie led the opposition in the congress. Regardless of the
      information . I was in third grade didn’t have all the info and still knew
      the Iraq war was a mistake not having the info isn’t a excuse it really
      isn’t . If it took the logic I had when I was that young no one has a
      excuse especially him who had the resources himself to look into

    • Posted by Jolly Froster, at Reply

      +Brent Showers
      He had the the resources to look into it? He wasn’t in government, he had
      no resources. Also if you actually listened to the Stern interview he was
      very reluctant. And like I said Hillary didn’t learn anything as she did
      the same in other countries and was threatening Russia, a nuclear power,
      with war.
      I would think the left would be happy that Trump won because he is
      actually more to the left which is why he won the working class.
      What other republican would have held the LGBT flag while campaigning?

    • Posted by B33SON, at Reply

      Jolly Froster you really think pretend billionaire who just got done
      defrauding people at Trump University is gonna be out helping the working
      class? Then you might be interested in an email I got from a somali prince.

  11. Posted by Timefliesbye, at Reply

    “Republicans love Putin because of how he controls power!”
    TYT pre-Trump ascendancy in 2014 CE

    “Republicans hated Putin until Trump told them to love him!”
    TYT post-Trump ascendancy 1 BT (Before Trump)

    • Posted by Rich and Handsome, at Reply

      So TYT are inconsistent pussies? Shocking

    • Posted by Nobody From Nowhere, at Reply

      Rich and Handsome seems to work wonders for Fox News

    • Posted by Rich and Handsome, at Reply

      +Nobody From Nowhere I see, TYT is the Fox News of the left

    • Posted by Nobody From Nowhere, at Reply

      Rich and Handsome someone had to do it and at the moment US needs swing
      left more than right the balance of wealth in US at the moment is not
      healthy 1% should not own more than 33% of wealth of entire nations right
      now it begins to tip over 50%.

  12. Posted by John E, at Reply

    That’s so true. Just a few years ago, Republicans were the most anti
    Russian People I have ever known.

    • Posted by Popeye's chicken, at Reply

      John E bc that’s what Romney said so they are always partisan hacks

    • Posted by Will Regan, at Reply

      John E – and a few years ago Democrats were the most pro-russia people.
      it’s all a partisan game, 90% of policy doesn’t matter to 90% politicians,
      which is a shame.

    • Posted by Fahad Summan, at Reply

      They’re dumb sheep, uneducated and clueless, just following whatever their
      leader say

    • Posted by Abraham Szekely, at Reply

      Actually Will Regan, that never happened. Obama has been standing up to
      Putin the whole time.

  13. Posted by Andy Fruth, at Reply

    Damn, Cenk just triggered the snowflake cave-dwelling Republicans.
    Republicans love Russia and hate America. Traitors

    • Posted by navid 313, at Reply

      Andy Fruth that’s according to the new york times scientific exit poll and
      it contradicts your stupid claim about republicans big time. the poor vote
      went overwhelmingly for hillary while again, every income demographic above
      50k a year went to Trump. it’s still there, you can go see for yourself.
      people who make something of themselves tend to go republican. that’s just
      how it is, those Hollywood celebrity liberals aren’t the representative of
      what majority of the left looks like.

    • Posted by Andy Fruth, at Reply

      navid 313 triggered

    • Posted by navid 313, at Reply

      Andy Fruth as a matter of fact, I’ll just leave the link here since you’re
      probably too lazy to go Google it yourself, you know, like most liberals
      http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/08/us/politics/election-exit-polls.html?_r=0

    • Posted by Andy Fruth, at Reply

      navid 313 Thanks! I’ll take a look! You’ve incouraged me to regress! Merry
      Christmas!!!

  14. Posted by Sam Geee, at Reply

    Even if you hate tyt you have to admit this is right, trump can say
    something and republicans agree on it straight away

    • Posted by Sam Geee, at Reply

      +Somkit I didn’t mention democrats….that was the other guy

    • Posted by Somkit, at Reply

      +Sam Geee Yeah, sorry about that. It was supposed to be for Will Regan. My
      mistake.

    • Posted by Muffin Cannibal, at Reply

      What’s up with all of these simplistic, biased, and circlejerky statements
      here? It’s just repeating the video’s message, over and over.

    • Posted by bobby, at Reply

      Kinda like the pathetic Obama and his minion Democrat followers.

  15. Posted by Bannor Haruchai, at Reply

    At this rate Putin could be the next POTUS

    • Posted by CTP - PS4, at Reply

      u dumbass. do u not know the guidelines to becoming the US President.. look
      it up

    • Posted by Michael Mccafferty, at Reply

      Im from canada. He would be a better leader then obama. But that would
      never happen so lets not discuss it any further

    • Posted by Bannor Haruchai, at Reply

      +Michael Mccafferty Putin couldn’t lead a cattle drive. He’s an
      authoritarian who assassinates his rivals or throws them in jail.
      If anyone jumped up in the middle of one of his speeches to shout “you
      lie”, that person would die an awful death

    • Posted by geromino97, at Reply

      +Bannor Haruchai the greatest leaders of all tike hage done way worse than
      him but we celebrate them all of the time

  16. Posted by Marco D, at Reply

    Putin is playing Crooked Donald like a puppet 🎣

    • Posted by Chef Adam, at Reply

      Kind of obvious.

    • Posted by Man Bear Pig, at Reply

      Trump is an idiot. He gave away his plans in a tweet. Putin knows how to
      play this idiot.

    • Posted by Kyile Vanderpump, at Reply

      Marco D Putin is worth around 200 Billion. Trump is a poorman to Putin.
      That’s why Trump is always sucking up to him. Putin is everything Trump
      dreams to be. A really rich dictator.

    • Posted by Merciless7, at Reply

      Yes,Putin is also a lizardman from space

  17. Posted by James Johansson, at Reply

    2017 Headlines: Was Trump BOWING to the Russian president?!?

    • Posted by navid 313, at Reply

      James Johansson you mean like how obama bowed to every single foreign
      leader he met?

    • Posted by James Johansson, at Reply

      Not all

    • Posted by navid 313, at Reply

      James Johansson because he did, he bowed low enough to King Abdullah he
      could literally kiss his nuts

    • Posted by James Johansson, at Reply

      I know this which is why I made the comment

  18. Posted by goodgulf13, at Reply

    Conservatives have loved Putin since he made homosexuality illegal in
    Russia.

    • Posted by taxiuniversum, at Reply

      goodgulf13 True. And that’s because Republican’s Number One Fetish is
      Forbidden Gay Sex.

    • Posted by ripa9, at Reply

      Then why is heteroromanticism not banned in Russia?

    • Posted by Jasminewynja, at Reply

      *And ignorant idiots believes that homosexuality is illegal in Russia* The
      regressives are getting more and more stupid… You have access to the
      Internet but you are too lazy to even bother to check the facts before you
      make a stupid statement? That says a lot about you and about how little you
      care for facts. And then people like you are crying and bitching about fake
      news… what a bunch of pathetic hypocries!

    • Posted by ripa9, at Reply

      +Jasminewynja A Fifa game got rainbow colored shirts in support of the LGBT
      community. Not sure which, but either the game or the shirts were banned in
      Russia. You can be homosexual in Russia, but the discrimination there is
      real.

    • Posted by Jasminewynja, at Reply

      +ripa9 Look, I don’t agree with the “anti-homosexual-propaganda law” in
      Russia, or what ever name it has. But homosexuality is not banned.
      Homosexuals can adopt children and so on. If you want to criticize Russia,
      by all means do it. But stick to facts pls, that’s my point to the OP.

  19. Posted by Mr. Clean, at Reply

    I will take peace with Russia over world war 3.

    • Posted by gangstervural, at Reply

      +Mr. Clean
      I won’t. I hope China gets angry with Russia and sanctions Russia from now
      on too 🙂 I would enjoy seeing Russia destroyed, because then we can kick
      out the Ruskis and make Moscow great again.

    • Posted by NeonStorm, at Reply

      Ruben A. Sola Mulero Trump won because of Hilary Clinton and a political
      system which allows the loser to win 7% of the time. HE didn’t really need
      any help he may have gotten from Russia

    • Posted by Prince Of Abyss, at Reply

      MarcianusImperator Speculation and denial based on perceived ambition is
      fine and may comfort you, but just because it sounds ridiculous to you
      doesn’t mean it’s ridiculous to her. She knew exactly what she was saying
      and the circumstances in which she was saying it. She wanted the no fly
      zone. Russia and the Syrian government had their war planes buzzing all
      over aleppo and other major areas of Syria. (They still do). You had a top
      United States general say OPENLY that to control the airspace in Syria
      would mean war with Russia and Syria. Iran would have likely have gotten
      involved as well. Hillary not only supported the Iraq war, but look at what
      has happened in Libya as her being secretary of state. If we are to
      speculate anything, the idea she was trying to pander to the “anti putin”
      crowd is ridiculous to me considering the main group she had to win over
      were Bernie Sanders supporters, who are among the largest anti war
      demographic along with libertarians.

    • Posted by MarcianusImperator, at Reply

      So please tell me what reason she would have had to start WW3. How would
      she benefit from nuclear armageddon?