Donald Trump was still defending the idea that he has “no relationship” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite a 2013 interview where Trump said he did, NBC News reported.
"I do have a relationship and I can tell you that he's very interested in what we're doing here today," Trump said at the time, in an interview with MSNBC's Thomas Roberts, then in Moscow.
During an interview on ABC Sunday, Trump said he feels Putin “treats me with great respect” but that the two do not know each other. He asked “what do you call a relationship?” and said he doesn’t know what it “means by having a relationship.”
"I haven't spent time with him. I didn't have dinner with him. I didn't — go hiking with him. I don't know-- I-- I wouldn't know him from Adam except I see his picture, and I would know what he looks like," Trump stated unequivocally.