Trump Says 'Great Honor' to Get Compliments from 'Highly Respected' Putin

GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has a new fan in his corner, Putin.

Speaking to ABC News earlier today, the Russian leader said Trump is “a very colorful person. Talent, with any doubt," Putin said.

Trump tells ABC News in a statement that “it is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.”

On the campaign trail, Trump has often said he thinks he could have a good relationship with the Russian leader. He has also called Putin his “stable mate” since both were featured on the same episode of a recent edition of CBS’ "60 Minutes."