In an interview with CNBC
, New York businessman Donald Trump said that Vladimir Putin’s New York Times
editorial admonishing the U.S. to abide by the United Nations’ authority was “amazingly well-written” and shows the Russian president “wants to become the world leader, and he’s doing that.”
“At the same time Putin is humiliating President Barack Obama, he is also throwing him a lifeline by providing an alternative to launching an unpopular military strike on Syria. He’s really embarrassing the U.S. and he’s embarrassing the president,” Trump said.