Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey 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." 

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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 PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump tells House investigators 'no' Hillicon Valley: Cyber, tech takeaways from Mueller report | Millions of Instagram passwords exposed internally by Facebook | DHS unrolling facial recognition tech in airports | Uber unveils new safety measures after student's killing Fox News host: MSNBC, CNN the 'real agents of Putin' MORE. On Sunday, Trump argued that there is no proof that Putin has ordered the deaths of journalists.