Russians love Putin
Americans love Trump
I did think that earlier today but the difference is Trump has an unfavorable rating of greater than 50% in this country. He's very popular with just 36% of the GOP electorate. Putin has an 80% approval rating for the entire country.
Trump actually pointed out how popular Putin is and said it's because people like a strong leader.http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/dec/20/donald-trump/donald-trump-right-about-putins-popularity-russia/