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VERBATIM: Trump's flattery of Putin 'unprecedented'

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Any characterization that somehow how we have, Improperly challenged Russian aggression or have somehow, Tried to encroach on their legitimate interests is just wrong. And Mr. Trump's continued flattery of Mr. Putin and the degree to which he appears to model many of his policies and approaches to politics on Mr. Putin is unprecedented in American politics.
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And is out of step with, not just what Democrats think, but out of step with what up until the last few months, almost every Republican thought. Including some of the ones who are now endorsing Mr. Trump. So you'll have to explain to me how it is that some of the same leaders of the Republican party, who were constantly haranguing us for even talking to the Russians.
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And who consistently took the most hawkish approaches to Russia, including Mr. Trump's selection for vice president now reconcile their, Endorsement of Mr. Trump with their previous views.