America will not run in defeat, and we will not forget our responsibilities. We have brought down two murderous regimes. We’re driving terrorists from their sanctuaries. We’re putting the terrorists on the run all across the world.
I said to him, ‘You know, I found that story very interesting. You see, President Putin, I think you judge a person on something other than just politics. I think it’s important for me and for you to look for the depth of a person’s soul and character. I was touched by the fact your mother gave you the cross.’ I was able to get a sense of his soul.