Putin Compares Deaths of Political Opponents to JFK Assassination

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After President Trump and President Putin’s one-on-one summit in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, host Chris Wallace asked Putin about the fate of his Russian political enemies in a Fox News interview.

“Why is it that so many of the people that oppose Vladimir Putin end up dead or close to it?” Wallace asked, listing off some well-known opposers of the Russian president who have died, including Boris Nemtsov and investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, as well as former Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal, who survived a nerve agent attack in Britain in March.

“Well, first of all, all of us have plenty of political rivals,” Putin responded. “I’m pretty sure President Trump has plenty of political rivals.”

Wallace pushed back saying that those people don’t “end up dead.”

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