In a recent interview with President Donald Trump, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer.” To this, Trump replied, “There are a lot of killers. We got a lot of killers, what, you think our country is so innocent?”

On Monday, the Kremlin expressed distaste for O’Reilly’s classification of Putin via a conference call.

“We consider such words from the Fox TV company to be unacceptable and insulting, and honestly speaking, we would prefer to get an apology from such a respected TV company,” said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, asking for an apology.

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O’Reilly isn’t the only right of center figure who has spoken negatively of Putin. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called Putin “a thug.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also grilled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his confirmation hearing, presenting reasons for why he thought Putin was a war criminal.

(H/T: The Hill)

The Bill O’Reilly-Vladimir Putin showdown just escalated AP Photo/Richard Drew; Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
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