Megyn Kelly nabbed an exclusive interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin, speaking with the Russian president on the heels of his ominous unveiling of nuclear-capable weapons that he claimed to be “unstoppable.”
NBC aired a clip of Kelly’s one-on-one interview on Thursday night, hours after it was even announced she had sat down with the controversial head of state in Moscow.
Kelly kicked off the interview by noting that Western analysts have described Putin’s nuclear flexing as “the declaration of a new cold war.”
“Are we in a new arms race right now?” the NBC host asked.
“My point of view is the individuals who is said that a new Cold War has started are not really analysts,” Putin replied. “They do propaganda.”
He then suggested we may already be in an arms race: “If you were to speak about arms race, then an arms race began at exactly the time and moment when the U.S. opted out of the anti-ballistic missile treaty.”