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Even as President Trump has oscillated from being tough on and friendly toward North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, he has almost always been deferential to Vladimir Putin.
Putin looks on during the news conference. (Getty Images)
Putin looks on during the news conference. (Getty Images)
Putin answers a question from reporters. (Getty Images)
Putin answers a question from reporters. (Getty Images)
Trump looks at Putin as he answers a question. (Getty Images)
Trump looks at Putin as he answers a question. (Getty Images)
The Russian president’s agile hop onto the podium (vs. President Trump’s lumbering walk), his animated gestures and the way he often disregarded the audience when speaking drew the attention of experts.
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