WATCH: Kasparov, 'Looking at Obama's Inaction, Putin Believes He Can Do Whatever'

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov and Human Rights Foundation Chairman got emotional while discussing the recent killing in Russia of a critic of President Putin.

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Garry Kasparov on Bloomberg TV discussing the murder of Boris Nemtsov, March 3rd, 2015.
Garry Kasparov on Bloomberg TV discussing the murder of Boris Nemtsov, March 3rd, 2015.Credit: Screen grab
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Short transcript:

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Bloomber: If you were sitting with President Obama today, what would you tell him to do?

Kasparov: Resign.

Bloomberg: Resign, over this issue?

Kasparov: No. Look what's happened, I believe every thug in the world is counting the remaining time -- 22 months in the office.

Bloomber: How does the president's resignation solve that?

Kasparov: OK, I have to apologize, I'm emotional, but he proved to be a weak leader. He is the top of the free world, the only man who Putin counts as a potential opponent. And looking at Obama's actions, in fact, inaction, Putin believes he can do whatever. Every negotiation he's in, Cuba, Iran, whatever, shows America is weak.

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