Throughout the interview, which was taped Friday, Trump echoed comments he made Wednesday insisting again and again, 'I have no relationship with Putin.
I have no relationship with Putin,' adding that he had nothing to do with the GOP's platform becoming more Russian-friendly.
Stephanopoulos pointed out that the Republican nominee hasn't always kept Putin at an arm's length away, with Trump responding that the two men have complimented each other in the past, but never met or spoken on the phone.'I have never spoken to him on the phone. He wasn't able to come.'For instance, at a National Press Club luncheon in 2014 Trump said, 'I own Miss Universe, I was in Russia, I was in Moscow recently and I spoke, indirectly and directly, with President Putin, who could not have been nicer, and we had a tremendous success.' 'The show was live from Moscow and we had tremendous success there and it was amazing, but to do well, you have to get the other side to respect you, and he does not respect our president, which is very sad,' Trump said at the time.
'Well, I don't know what it means by "having a relationship,"' Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos after the journalist pointed out that 'on three different occasions' Trump had linked himself to Putin. Democrats, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Vice President Joe Biden claimed during this week's Democratic National Convention that a Trump win would also be a win for Putin. NWPR headquarters are in the Murrow Communications Center on the WSU campus, with satellite studios at WSU Tri-Cities' campus in Richland, and studio offices in Tacoma and Wenatchee.For the most part, NWPR behaves like two large networks.KWSU became a network in 1982, when KFAE-FM 89.1 Richland signed on, bringing public radio to the Tri-Cities for the first time.Two years later, WSU assumed operation of the University of Idaho's KUID-FM 91.7 FM due to budget cuts in Idaho. From 1992 to 2012, 16 more stations joined the network.