VIDEO: President Trump Meets With Putin In Helsinki

By 1600 Staff

President Trump wraps up his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


According to Fox News:

President Trump and Vladimir Putin tackled allegations of election meddling in unprecedented terms following their one-on-one summit Monday, with Trump opening the door to an unusual offer of cooperation in the special counsel probe and the Russian president suggesting he indeed favored the billionaire businessman in 2016.

But Putin, emphatically and repeatedly, denied meddling in the U.S. election, saying there’s “no evidence.” And Trump, while saying they spent a “great deal of time” discussing the allegations, blasted the ongoing probe as a “disaster for our country.” The two leaders spoke at a freewheeling joint press conference following a pair of meetings — one private — in Helsinki, Finland. Trump and Putin touted the summit as a “success,” vowing to improve ties on a range of issues.

“I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace than to risk peace in pursuit of politics,” Trump declared. During their press conference, few topics were off limits. The session with international reporters ended with Putin being asked whether he had compromising material on Trump, which he dismissed as “nonsense.” Even that moment was overshadowed by the extensive comments on election meddling.

The president took a risk by going to the summit with the Russian president. President Trump sought to improve relations with the former superpower, and has sought to do so since the campaign. Because of the many areas where the United States and Russia are at odds, the president employed a softer tone than he is known for, drawing criticism from both sides of the aisle. It isn’t clear what the president has secured from the Russians by meeting with them, but we should know more in the coming days.

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Desert Fox
Desert Fox
5 years ago

Thank you Mr. President! Mission accomplished. Now we will wait for the ash whole media and the demented demoncrats to tear this meeting apart.

Philip Hansen
Philip Hansen
5 years ago

Russia wants Soros. We want the 12 indicted Russians. Let’s make a swap. Done.

5 years ago

WARNING ! After the Trump-Putin meeting, it appears that an epidemic of rabies has increased the aggressiveness of the liberal terrorist cartel self entitled ” mainstream media ” (AP, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, WASHINGTON POST, NEW YORK TIMES, YAHOO, BOOMBERG …….)

5 years ago

I don’t blame Trump for agreeing with Putin, the DNC refused to turn over their server to the FBI to find out for sure if it was ever hacked at all. That should have ended any investigation right there. Don’t how they managed to flip this to where something that may never have happened at all became the fault of someone who had no reason to do it in the first place.

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