Mural of Trump kissing Putin goes viral
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A mural on the side of a Lithuanian restaurant depicting Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMichelle Obama says not always easy to live up to "we go high" Georgia certifies elections results in bitterly fought governor's race Trump defends border deployment amid fresh scrutiny MORE and Vladimir Putin kissing has gone viral this week.


Dominykas Ceckauskas, the owner of the restaurant who commissioned the work of art, told Agence France-Presse he sees a few similarities between the two politicians.

“It seems we have a new Cold War, and America may have a president who seeks friendship with Russia,” he said. “We see many similarities between these two ‘heroes.’ They both have huge egos, and it’s amusing to see they are getting along well.”

Putin praised Trump in December in a news conference with reporters.

“He is a bright and talented person without any doubt,” the Russian president said, adding that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is “an outstanding and talented personality.”

Trump was flattered by the remarks and heaped praise on Putin in return.

“It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond,” Trump said at a rally in December.

“I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other towards defeating terrorism and restoring world peace, not to mention trade and all of the other benefits derived from mutual respect,” he added.