Weeks ago I read in an opinion news paper article whose author said that Vladimir Putin thought that all the USA presidents he had met were just "mere puppets".
There is also a video interview in which Putin said that some elements in government tell all the administrations how things are done. In that interview, Putin goes on to illustrate his point with Obama's sincere but ultimately ineffective attempt at closing down Guantanamo. The subheading added by Russia Insight was
Putin Tells It Like It Is: US Presidents Are Puppets, 'Men in Dark Suits' Rule Washington
So, is there any video, article, interview etc. in which Putin made that "puppet" statement (or similar) one referring to Trump?