American Leaders on Russia:
"We have to get tough with the Russians. They don’t know how to behave. They are like bulls in a china shop. They are only 25 years old. We are over 100 and the British are centuries older. We have got to teach them how to behave"
John F. Kennedy to Khrushchev
"All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words Ich bin ein Berliner"
Ronald W. Reagan to Gorbachev
"Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
"Under Lenin the Soviet Union was like a religious revival, under Stalin like a prison, under Khrushchev like a circus, and under Brezhnev like the U.S. Post Office"
Frank Gaffney on R Reagan
"To his lasting credit, President Reagan never wavered. He recognized the strategic importance of staying the course, both in terms of denying Moscow the military hegemony it sought in Western Europe and of restoring the will, cohesiveness, and security of the NATO alliance"
TRUMP on PUTIN:
"He has big plans for Russia. He wants to edge out its neighbors so that Russia can dominate oil supplies to all of Europe. … Hats off to the Russians."
"I'm not going to tell him what to do. Why would I tell him what to do?"
"Will he become my new best friend?" Trump asked of Putin in a tweet
"I got to know him very well because we were both on '60 Minutes,' we were stablemates, and we did very well that night"(another complete lie by Trump)
"It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond ... I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other ... not to mention trade and all of the other benefits derived from mutual respect."
On being told that Putin kills journalists: "He's running his country and at least he's a leader, unlike what we have in this country, I think our country does plenty of killing also."
Trump is a naive child, deciding to trust a KGB dictator. Who could possibly be that stupid?
"I looked the man in the eye. I found him very straight-forward and trustworthy – I was able to get a sense of his soul." George W. Bush, June 16, 2001