Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE reassured reporters on Monday that he hates some of them, but he wouldn't kill them. 

"I hate some of these people, I hate 'em," Trump said at a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. "I would never kill them. I would never do that." 

Then he appeared to reconsider that statement, according to CNN

"Uh, let's see, uh?" he said. "No, I would never do that." 

The billionaire's comments follow his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Sunday, Trump argued that there is no proof that Putin has ordered the deaths of journalists.