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Why Trump Was “A Candidate Putin Could Like” | “Putin’s Revenge” | FRONTLINE

During the 2016 election, Russian President Vladimir Putin saw Donald Trump as a candidate he could “do business with,” The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza tells FRONTLINE.

In this scene from “Putin’s Revenge,” insiders share their thoughts on why Trump was a candidate “Putin could like” — from what former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley calls Trump’s “penchant for authoritarianism” to his Moscow-connected team, including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn.

Part two of “Putin’s Revenge,” an epic FRONTLINE documentary from filmmaker Michael Kirk and the team behind “The Choice 2016” examining Putin’s rise, rule and motivations, airs Wednesday, Nov. 1 on FRONTLINE.

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