“Regarding the BBC interview, it is what it is. People who watched the full interview (not the spliced one) are entitled to their own opinions. The haters will hate; the believers will believe. Personally, knowing the impact of the interview to the global audience and knowing now that Hardtalk is very popular yet the most difficult talkshow for any guest, I can honestly say that it is one of the proudest moments in my public life. Setting aside the trolls, the critics who gave very negative feedback presume that they can do better. But we very well know that they cannot. So, we march forward.”