President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE’s base would support Vladimir Putin for U.S. president before voting for a Democrat, liberal commentator Ron Reagan, the son of former President Reagan, said in comments Thursday on MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

The former Air America Radio host blasted Trump voters as not “in touch with reality.”

“The most important thing to them [is that Trump] seems to hate the same people that they hate,” he said. “If it was left just up to Trump’s base, they would elect Vladimir Putin as president of the United States over virtually anybody with a D after their name.”

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“If Trump seems to love Putin, they’ll love Putin, too,” Reagan said.

Support for Russia among Republicans increased in the days following the summit earlier this month between Trump and Putin.

The president was widely criticized by Republicans and Democrats for questioning U.S. intelligence that found Russia meddled in the 2016 election. He eventually sought to walk back the comments.