The White House announced Thursday it is discussing a second Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit in Washington with the Kremlin, despite a partisan backlash over their Monday meeting. But don't expect President Vladimir Putin to say that out loud.
Asked by reporters before a morning Cabinet meeting at the White House whether Russian Federation was still targeting the United States, Trump shook his head and said, "No". "We will see how events develop further, moreover, as certain forces are trying to disavow the results of the meeting in Helsinki", Putin said.
"The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", Trump said.
The Russian leader praised Mr Trump's mediation efforts in North Korea, but slammed his decision to pull out of the worldwide accord curbing Iran's nuclear activities.
"Trump derangement syndrome has officially come to the Senate".
"The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.' Sort of a double negative", he added.
"We see that there are forces in the United States that are prepared to casually sacrifice Russian-U.S. relations, to sacrifice them for their ambitions in an internal political battle in the United States". "In many respects, they are even worse than during the Cold War", he said.
The poll shows that the vast majority - 79 percent - of Republicans approve of how Mr. Trump handled himself at the joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people.
Trump appeared to give credence to denials by Putin that Russian Federation had interfered in the 2016 US presidential election or was planning to do so in the future, despite the conclusions of USA intelligence and law enforcement agencies and congressional committees that Moscow intervened in the 2016 election with a state-directed campaign of hacking and public-opinion manipulation.
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Gaviria ended up second and earned precious points after missing the final sprint in the last two stages. A total of 21.7km of cobbles await on the 156.5km stage north from Arras.
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The two leaders held two hours of closed-door talks with no one else present but the interpreters.
Trump has faced sharp criticism from USA lawmakers - including key Republicans - and others who denounced his performance at a July 16 joint press conference with Putin following their Helsinki meeting.
"The concept of letting American citizens being investigated for crimes that are just, I think, jokes is absurd", he added.
"We have received no further direction than we've now been operating under", Votel said, speaking by video-teleconference from his headquarters in Tampa, Florida. "We should have had this dialogue a long time ago". Pressed on why Trump has repeatedly passed on opportunities to publicly condemn Putin's actions, Sanders suggested Trump was working to make the most of an "opportunity" for the two leaders to work together on shared interests. "Russia is open for developing contacts with the United States on an equal, mutually beneficial basis".
"They are feeding millions of their people stories", he said. Putin also told the ambassadors that work needed to begin "immediately" on reaffirming the New START arms control treaty, which he warned would otherwise "simply cease to exist" when it expires in 18 months.
The pair of tweets were the latest indication that Trump is doubling down on his Russian rapprochement strategy even as his approach to Putin continues to draw bipartisan criticism and questions abound as to what Trump and Putin agreed to during their first meeting.
He also lashed out at Europe and US -dominated North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, saying Russian Federation would hit back with an "equivalent response" to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation bases near Russia's borders and other "aggressive steps". Experts, however, worry that it may not be continued when it comes up for renewal in 2020.
The biggest controversy during the summit spurned from one particular comment that Trump made.
The discussion embraced bilateral relations and worldwide issues, with both leaders saying at the end they had made a big leap forward.