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John Oliver Perfectly Explains Trump's 'Weird' Relationship With Putin

'You’ve been objectively nicer to Vladimir Putin than you have to Meryl Streep.'

20/02/2017 10:08 PM AEDT | Updated 21/02/2017 6:25 AM AEDT

President Donald Trump has repeatedly shown admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, even as his campaign's alleged ties to Russia have come under scrutiny.

"There is no hard proof yet of direct links between Trump himself and Russia," John Oliver pointed out on HBO's "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday. "But he does have a noticeably soft spot for both the country and its leader."

Oliver then played a montage of clips showing Trump saying how good it would be to get along with Russia.

"It's a bit weird," Oliver said. "You've been objectively nicer to Vladimir Putin than you have to Meryl Streep."

Oliver spent much of the segment looking at how Putin treats his enemies, launched a vigorous defense of the United States and then created a warning for Trump ― in the form of a techno song.

Check it out above.

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