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President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss relations between the two countries. The press. Former President Barack Obama told Canadian Prime Minister Justin the book that NBC's Chuck Todd read aloud to Trudeau in an interview. 22 interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, Conway defended White House that went for President Obama that now went to President Trump.
Obama has also had conversations with several Republicans, namely the ailing Arizona Sen.
Jeff Flake, who has become the most vocal Republican opponent to Trump. Some of the interactions are spurred by contenders reaching out to Obama, while others are part of ongoing personal relationships he has with prospective candidates. For example, Obama has kept up a personal relationship with Biden, his former vice president, and Holder, who regularly gets Obama's advice on the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
Sanders and Obama, who are not personal friends, met in mid-March and discussed the future of the party and the two leaders discussed their different roles in the future of the Democratic Party. They later met and discussed the future of the party, Richard Cordray's run for Ohio governor and Trump. Obama's public involvement in the election has so far focused primarily on fundraising.
The former President headlined a California fundraiser for Missouri Sen. He is greeted by President Niinitos upon his arrival. Trump is expected to follow behind Putin in roughly 10 minutes. Putin lands in Helsinki After a slight delay, President Putin has touched down in Helsinki ahead of the summit. The Russian leader is expected to arrive at the Presidential Palace first, followed by Mr.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump. President Putin arrives in Helsinki, Finland, slightly behind schedule for today's summit with President Trump https: Trump as he heads into his meeting with Putin on Monday in a tweet to mark the World Cup final. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for? Congratulations to France, who played extraordinary soccer, on winning the World Cup.
Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russia for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament -- one of the best ever! Trump raised eyebrows for his own World Cup tweet, congratulating both the winning team, France, as well as Putin and Russia "for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament.
We had a fantastic meeting a few days ago. Some of you were there.
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It was a very successful meeting. I think NATO has never been more together. People are now agreeing to pay and we were having a lot of problem with a lot of people not paying as the president will tell you. And they're paying and they're paying more rapidly. Trump appeared to ignore questions when asked if he had a message to President Putin for later today, but told reporters in a shift from his early morning tweets: Trump took to twitter, blaming poor relations with Russia on the ongoing Russia probe.
He said that the U. Trump realDonaldTrump July 16, Russia's Foreign Minister tweeted some later that they "agreed" with the president's sentiment. Trump has "very low expectations" for Putin meeting "I think we're greatly hampered by this whole witch hunt that's going on in the United States. The Russian witch hunt. The rigged situation," said Mr. Trump in an interview with Glor at the president's golf course in Turnberry, Scotland on Saturday.
Ukraine, Crimea and sanctions Leading up to the meeting with Putin, Mr. Trump has also been asked about Crimea. In response, he has blamed President Obama for allowing Putin to annex Crimea from Ukraine during his administration in Trump said at a news conference with U. At the time, Mr. Obama condemned the move, and the U. Even now, only countries like Venezuela and Syria recognize Crimea as part of Russia. In May, Russia bolstered its relationship with Crimea with the completed construction of a bridge from Russia to Crimea.
While Ukraine and some European allies fear that Mr. Russia has also been sanctioned by the U. Syria and Iran A centerpiece of the Helsinki summit will be the future of Syria and a proposal to enlist Russia as a partner in ousting Iran from that battlefield. I think Iran is the strategic issue," Bolton said. As Brennan has reported, the Trump administration has accepted that Assad will remain in power for the immediate future and has decided to focus on convincing Putin to sever ties with his battlefield partner Iran.
It's not clear that Russia has the leverage or ability to push out Iran, which has served as Assad's main patron through the war, now in its seventh year.
Trump has said he doesn't want to keep those troops in Syria. There are concerns about brokering another deal with Russia on Syria, since Putin is already currently violating the agreement that he personally brokered with Trump to halt attacks inside a so-called de--escalation zone in southern Syria.
Trump tweets on success ahead of meeting On Sunday before arriving in Helsinki, Mr. Trump tweeted that he looked forward to meeting with Putin but that no matter how successful it was, he predicted the news media would paint it as a failure.
Heading to Helsinki, Finland - looking forward to meeting with President Putin tomorrow. Unfortunately, no matter how well I do at the Summit, if I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russia Trump realDonaldTrump July 15, "No matter how well I do at the summit, if I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russia over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn't good enough -- that i should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition," he tweeted.
Trump told reporters in Brussels that allied nations have expressed "the opposite of concern" over his summit with Putin and in fact thanked him for arranging it. They actually thanked me for meeting. They thanked me for doing it and they gave us their best wishes. We'll see what happens. It's just a loose meeting. It's not a big schedule. It's not going to take a long time.
And we'll see where it leads but it could lead to something very productive," Mr. Trump remarked on Thursday. I guess my question to you is why do that? Chuck, the president did many things yesterday and the day before that are very meaningful to America.
He signed executive orders to stop Obamacare and all of its problems. Many people have lost their-- Millions of people have lost their insurance, their doctors, their plans. So that stops right now. He's going to replace it with something much more free-market and patient-centric in nature. And on this matter of crowd size, I mean, for me I think the most quantifiable points of interest for Americans should be what just happened a few months ago that brought him here, the 31 of 50 states he won, the 2, counties, the counties that went for President Obama that now went to President Trump.
And the fact that 29, 30 million women voted for Donald Trump for president. They should be respected.
Somebody should cover their voices as well.
I'm about things that are quantifiable and important. I don't think that-- I don't think ultimately presidents are judged by crowd sizes at their inauguration.
I think they're judged by their accomplishments. And we know that President Obama and his accomplishments, that there's a lot of unfinished business there. And on this matter of crowd size, I think it is a symbol for the unfair and incomplete treatment that this president often receives. I'm very heartened to see Nielsen just came out with the ratings, 31 million people watching the inauguration.
President Obama had So we know people are also watching the inauguration on different screens and in different modes. And that there was, I mean, for me there was a prediction of a downpour of rain. I think that deterred many people from coming. But no question there were hundreds of thousands of people out on the mall and-- Todd: All right, Kellyanne, let me stop you here because Then explain, you did not answer the question, why did the president send out his press secretary, who's not just the spokesperson for Donald Trump.
He could be — He also serves as the spokesperson for all of America at times. He speaks for all of the country at times. Why put him out there for the very first time in front of that podium to utter a provable falsehood? It's a small thing. But the first time he confronts the public it's a falsehood? Chuck, I mean, if we're going to keep referring to our press secretary in those types of terms I think that we're going to have to rethink our relationship here.
I want to have a great open relationship with our press. But look what happened the day before talking about falsehoods. We allowed the press — the press to come into the Oval Office and witness President Trump signing executive orders.
And of course, you know, the Senate had just confirmed General Mattis and General Kelly to their two posts. And we allowed the press in. And what happens almost immediately?
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No, that's just flat out false. And the pool writer And it was corrected immediately But why, Chuck, why was it said? But Kellyanne, no, let me Chuck, why was it said in the first place because everybody's so presumptively negative No, that it's okay. Oh no, no, no, that reporter was writing to on behalf of the press pool. That falsehood got spread 3, times before it was corrected. And it's still out there. It does not excuse and you did not answer the question.
I did answer your question. No, you did not. You did not answer the question of why the president asked the White House press secretary to come out in front of the podium for the first time and utter a falsehood? Why did he do that? It undermines the credibility of the entire White House press office on day one. Don't be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. You're saying it's a falsehood. And they're giving Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that.
But the point remains Wait a minute — alternative facts? Four of the five facts he uttered, the one thing he got right was Zeke Miller. Four of the five facts he uttered were just not true. Look, alternative facts are not facts. Chuck, do you think it's a fact or not that millions of people have lost their plans or health insurance and their doctors under President Obama? Do you think it's a fact that everything we heard from these women yesterday happened on the watch of President Obama?
He was president for eight years. Donald Trump's been here for about eight hours. Do you think it's a fact that millions of women,