On Sunday, Donald Trump denied that he had any relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with ABC News.
Trump added his previous talk of him having a relationship with Putin was just the two saying nice things about each other.
"I don't know what it means by having a relationship," Trump added. "I mean, he was saying very good things about me. But I don't have a relationship with him."
In 2014, during a speech at CPAC Trump, though, boasted about meeting with Putin's advisers — even receiving a gift and personal note from Putin during the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow.
"You know, I was in Moscow a couple months ago, I own the Miss Universe pageant and they treated me so great," Trump said then. "Putin even sent me a present, beautiful present, with a beautiful note, I spoke to all of his people. You look at what he's doing with President Obama he's like toying with him. He's toying with him."
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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