We’ve seen President-elect Trump and VP-elect Pence compliment Russia President Vladimir Putin before. Trump, especially, has had a friendly relationship with Putin. Putin recently said that Trump appears to be an intelligent person. And just recently, we received news that Russia believes President-elect Trump will be more committed [than President Obama] to defeating radical Islamic terrorism.
But despite this, many politicians cannot stand Putin. Senator John McCain is one of them.
As you see, Senator McCain was asked about Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. As of right now, Tillerson is expected to be President-elect Trump’s Secretary of State [although nothing is confirmed, yet]. Apparently Tillerson has close ties with Russia, which worries some Americans and [obviously] it worries Senator McCain. Senator McCain called Putin an array of names as you see.