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From Russia with Love: Zhirinovski makes case for Trump

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 01:45

Russian MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky says Americans must vote for Trump if they want peace. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Making the case for Americans to elect Republican Donald Trump as the next U.S. President from Moscow... Vladimir Zhirinovsky -- the flamboyant veteran lawmaker known for his fiery rhetoric -- told Reuters that Trump is the only person able to de-escalate dangerous tensions between Moscow and Washington. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN MP AND HEAD OF LIBERAL-DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF RUSSIA, VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY, SAYING: "Americans voting for a president on Nov. 8 must realise that they are voting for peace on planet earth if they vote for Trump. But if they vote for Hillary it's war. " He says Trump will be the candidate for peace. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN MP AND HEAD OF LIBERAL-DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF RUSSIA, VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY, SAYING: "Trump will have a brilliant chance to make relations more peaceful; to start talks; to take positive decisions on Syria, on Ukraine, on NATO, on disarming, on plutonium. He's the only one who can do this." He also shrugs off lewd comments Trump has made about women (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN MP AND HEAD OF LIBERAL-DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF RUSSIA, VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY, SAYING: "Men all round the world sometimes say such things that are just for their comrades. They just say it. But that does not mean that it is his attitude towards women, children, black people and Muslims." While some do not take him seriously, Zhirinovsky is widely viewed as a faithful servant of Kremlin policy. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN MP AND HEAD OF LIBERAL-DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF RUSSIA, VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY, SAYING: "Victory for Trump and his election as President would be a gift to humanity. That is no joke." Russian President Vladimir Putin has also praised Trump as "very talented," while the Republican candidate has said the Kremlin boss is a better leader than U.S. President Barack Obama.

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From Russia with Love: Zhirinovski makes case for Trump

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 01:45