How many times is this now?
Courtesy of Politico:
President Donald Trump said Monday that he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at next month’s G-20 summit in Japan.
Trump had not previously confirmed that he was attending the event in Osaka, but his announcement that he will meet with Putin, whose relationship with the U.S. leader has been heavily scrutinized, is sure to interest Russia hawks and critics who say Trump has not been serious in seeking to deter Moscow from meddling in next year’s presidential election.
The meeting will be the first time the leaders have come face to face since the release last month of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings, which detailed extensive attempts by Russia to interfere in the 2016 election on Trump’s behalf but did not find enough evidence to prove that Trump or anyone on his campaign conspired to aid in those efforts. It also comes amid disagreement between the two countries over rapidly escalating tensions in both Venezuela and Iran, and on the heels of North Korean missile tests that some experts have said might be tied to Russia.
Asked what message he’d like to send to Putin via Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is set to meet with the Russian president in Sochi in the next few days, Trump said that despite what his critics may say, “I think the message is that there’s never been anybody that’s been so tough on Russia.”
I can’t believe he still uses that tough on Russia lie as if everybody cannot see that the exact opposite is true.
Keep in mind that though this is Trump’s first face to face with Putin since the Mueller report was made public he has already called him and bragged that he was exonerated, which was a complete lie as well.
The Mueller report also said that Russia plans to help Trump again in this next election cycle, however, Trump claims he will not accept it.
Courtesy of Politico:
President Donald Trump on Monday said he would agree not to use information stolen from a foreign adversary on the campaign trail because he wouldn’t “need it,” given how the Democratic primary is shaping up.
“I don’t need it,” the president said, seated in the Oval Office next to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary. “All I need is the opponents I’m looking at. I’m liking what I see.”
Seriously, does anybody believe he will not accept the help if it is offered to him?
Yeah, I did not think so.