In an interview on “The 700 Club,” Trump claims that Vladimir Putin did not want him to win the election based on his stances on the military and energy. Following is a transcript of the video.
It was a face to face meeting. It was a long meeting, it was two hours and 15 minutes, everyone was surprised by the amount of time, but that was a good thing not a bad thing. Yeah, I think we got along very well. And I think that’s a good thing that’s not a bad thing. You know, people said, “Oh, they shouldn’t get along.” Well, who are the people that are saying that? I think we got along very, very well. We’re a tremendously powerful nuclear power. And, so are they. It doesn’t make sense not to have some kind of a relationship.
It’s something you don’t even like talking about. But again, we’re the most powerful country in the world, and we are getting more and more powerful because I’m a big military person. As an example, if Hillary had won our military would be decimated. Our energy would be much more expensive. That’s what Putin doesn’t like about me, and that’s why I say why would he want me? Because from day one I wanted a strong military. He doesn’t want to see that. And from day one, I want fracking and everything else to get energy prices low and to create tremendous energy. We’re going to be self-supporting, we just about are now, we’re going to be exporting energy. He doesn’t want that. He would like Hillary where she wants to have windmills. He would much rather have that, because energy prices will go up. And Russia as you know, relies very much on energy. So, there are many things that I do that are the exact opposite of what he would want. So, when I keep hearing about that he would have rather had Trump, I think probably not, because when I want a strong military you know she wouldn’t have spent the money on the military. But when I want a strong military, and when I want tremendous energy, we’re opening up coal, we’re opening up natural gas, we’re opening up fracking, all the things that he would hate. But nobody ever mentions that.