"You got a lot of killers," Mr. Trump told Bill O'Reilly of the slavishly pro-Trump Fox News. "What, you think our country's so innocent?"
The editors at the Times take exception to this:
…rather than endorsing American exceptionalism, Mr. Trump seemed to appreciate Mr. Putin's brutality…
I find nothing in Trump's comments to suggest he "appreciates" Putin's brutality. Trump merely stated, in the form of a question, an undeniable fact.
The editors of the Times are very good at listing in some detail Putin's transgressions – not all of which have any factual basis (but facts cannot be allowed to get in the way of these editors).