In a New York Times op-ed, Russian President Vladimir Putin takes issue with President Obama's reference to American exceptionalism during his speech on Syria on Tuesday, calling the notion "extremely dangerous."

"I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday," Putin wrote in the op-ed, published online late Wednesday and printed in Thursday's newspaper. "And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is 'what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.'"