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12/08/2017 01:55 am ET Updated Dec 08, 2017

Roy Moore Slams America, Says 'Maybe Putin Is Right'

U.S. Senate candidate says the United States "promotes a lot of bad things."

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate from Alabama vying for the U.S. Senate, once slammed the United States for promoting “a lot of bad things,” and praised Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In an interview over the summer that’s getting renewed attention this week, The Guardian quoted President Ronald Reagan as once calling the Soviet Union “the focus of evil in the modern world.” Reagan made the comment during his “evil empire” speech in 1983.

During an interview last summer with The Guardian newspaper, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore found similaritie
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During an interview last summer with The Guardian newspaper, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore found similarities between himself and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

You could say that very well about America, couldn’t you?” Moore said. “We promote a lot of bad things.” 

Moore then cited same-sex marriage as an example. 

When questioned about the fact that Putin held similar views, Moore gave an unconventional answer for an American politician. 

“Well, then maybe Putin is right,” Moore said. “Maybe he’s more akin to me than I know.”

See the full interview above. 

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