The Hill reports:
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Americans to show more respect for their president in response to a question posed to him at the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi on Thursday.
In his remarks, Putin called Americans’ disrespect for President Trump a “negative” feature of the American democratic system.
“Inside the country, disrespect is shown for him. This is a regrettable negative component of the US political system,” Putin said. He continued, saying that “one can argue but one can’t show disrespect, even not for him personally but for those people who voted for him.”
“Mr. Trump was elected by the American people. And at least for this reason it is necessary to show respect for him, even if you do not agree with some of his positions,” he added.