"They're both engaged in shock tactics, but each of them are doing it their own way. I do not think they set the best example," Putin said in an interview with Bloomberg.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump actively use the anti-Russian rhetoric, but this method to score political goals is a "short-sighted approach," Putin said. Mutual attacks is a part of the US political culture, the Russian president added.
Vladimir Putin called both candidates "smart people," who understand which buttons to press to receive more votes.
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