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Hillary backs off Putin 'Hitler' comments

Hillary Clinton took a step back Wednesday from her comments on Vladimir Putin, but did call him a “tough guy with a thin skin.”

She created a bit of a stir Tuesday when she compared him to Adolf Hitler, but on Wednesday while at UCLA, said she was only trying to put Putin’s actions in Ukraine in context, according to USA Today.

“I just want everybody to have a little historic perspective,” she said during remarks at UCLA. “I’m not making a comparison certainly, but … we can learn from this tactic that has been used before.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was not comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions to those of Adolf Hitler before World War II, but merely putting them in context.

She also said that Putin is a “tough guy with a thin skin” while talking about the Ukraine situation.

Via USA Today