Putin showers Trump in compliments, with a catch

Russian President Putin. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov / Getty Images

In a series of interviews with Russian state television, detailed by the AP, Russian President Vladimir Putin showered President Trump in compliments, calling him a "great communicator" and noting he "made a very good impression on me."

Yes, but: Putin said the U.S. political system is a different story.

"[The U.S. political system] has demonstrated its inefficiency and has been eating itself up... It’s quite difficult to interact with such a system, because it’s unpredictable."
— Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday