Obama says he'd save Putin if he were drowning

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The harsh words being exchanged between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine have brought renewed attention to the testy relationship between President Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin.
 
At a recent news conference, Putin was asked whether he thought Obama would save him if he were drowning. Putin said he was sure that Obama would.
 
Obama was asked today at a news conference in Seoul to confirm that. He joked that as a strong swimmer who grew up in Hawaii, he'd like to think he'd save anybody.
 
He said, "I absolutely would save Mr. Putin if he were drowning."
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