But Trump, the 2016 Republican presidential front-runner, is bucking his party yet again -- choosing to bear hug the Russian strongman rather than vilify him.
For months, Trump has embraced Putin as a world leader he would "get along very well with," a relationship that would be rooted in the two men's similar outlook, personas and, in some cases, overlapping policy goals. It's an international bromance that's driving GOP establishment figures to call out...
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