Courtesy of Politico:
At his first meeting with Putin since Robert Mueller’s Russia probe concluded, Trump made light of the robust evidence showing Russia engaged in a “sweeping and systematic” campaign to disrupt the election in Trump’s favor.
After he was asked by reporter if he will talk to Putin about election interference — a topic he failed to mention himself, Trump responded: “Yes, of course I will.”
But he didn’t stop there. He turned to Putin, seated next to him, smiling and pointing his finger in the Russian president’s direction, and said jokingly, “Don’t meddle in the election, president. Don’t meddle in the election.” Putin, after appearing to hear the translation, laughed while Trump grinned.
Putin is working to disrupt elections all over the world and this orange-tinted jackass thinks it’s a fucking joke.
Trump also joked with Putin about getting rid of journalists.
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump joked with Russian President Vladimir Putin that they should “get rid” of journalists as they met in public at the G-20 conference of world leaders in Osaka, Japan. Indicating toward the journalists in the room, Trump said, “Get rid of them. Fake news is a great term, isn’t it? You don’t have this problem in Russia but we do.” Putin responded, in English: “We also have. It’s the same.” It has been reported that 21 journalists have been killed in Russia since Putin came to power in March 2000. Trump’s remarks come a year to the day that a gunman killed five people at the Annapolis Capital-Gazette in Maryland.
Somebody tell me again that these two are not working together.
At least the British Prime Minister displayed the proper emotional response to meeting Putin at the G20.
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) June 28, 2019
I think the people of Britain can rest assured that there are no late-night phone calls happening between these two.