VLADIVOSTOK, December 4. /TASS/. Russia's President Vladimir Putin calls the US President-elect Donald Trump a clever person and is confident he realizes the high level of his responsibility in the new position.
"Trump used to be a businessman and an entrepreneur; today he is a state official, today he is head of the United States of America, a leading country in the world, a leading economy, a leading military country," Putin said.
"Since he (Trump) could be successful in business - this proves he is a clever person," the Russian president said in an interview with the NTV television channel. "And, being a clever person, he will also quite soon realize the other level of responsibility.".