Liz Cheney, the elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and U.S. Representative for Wyoming, took to Twitter to express her disagreement with Trump's statement.
He called the Russian leader "a murderer and a thug" and said he "seeks to undermine American national security interests at every turn".
During a Fox interview aired before Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, President Donald Trump suggested voter fraud facts will prove him right, claiming he had seen voter registration records that showed voter fraud. "That doesn't mean I'm going to get along with him".
"The president has said many times if we got along with Russian Federation better, that would be a good thing for the world", Pence answered. - President Trump has always been effusive in his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.
Mr. Trump responded: "There are a lot of killers".
"Maybe it will take till sometime into next year, but we are certainly going to be in the process", Trump said.
Speaking to Fox News in a taped interview, he appeared to suggest that Russian Federation and the USA are morally equivalent. He met with Trump for the pre-taped interview with Trump at the White House earlier this week.
Trump: "He's running his country, and at least he's a leader".
Trump's full interview with O'Reilly is scheduled to air on Fox News on Sunday before the Superbowl.
"When he's being challanged, he likes to challenge back", he said. There have also been at least 34 journalists in Russian Federation who are suspected of having been killed for political reasons, according to Politifact.
"Putin's a killer", O'Reilly replied.
"Well, many people have come out and said I'm right", Trump replied. "I have no idea". "I think our country does plenty of killing also, Joe, so you know", Trump said in response. "You think our country is so innocent?"
President Donald Trump after signing an executive order.
"You may remember, I did this back in 2014 with Barack Obama, and it was controversial because I pushed the president on a number of issues, including the terror attack at Benghazi", O'Reilly said. "Forget that, forget all of that", Trump said.
During a phone conversation on Saturday, Trump told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that Washington will work with Ukraine and Russian Federation to "restore peace along the border", according to a statement released by the White House.
President Donald Trump appeared to equate USA actions with the authoritarian regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview released Saturday, saying, "There are a lot of killers".