President Trump lowers expectations for Putin meeting

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President Donald Trump arrived in Finland on Sunday for a closely watched one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, hours after telling an interviewer that he was going into the meeting on Monday with "low expectations".

"Russia is foe in certain respects", he said. Trump tweeted. "Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems (.) know how to do is resist and obstruct!"

"We could start there", says Dingell.

A trade war is also underway with China after the U.S. implemented tariffs for what it calls unfair trade practices by Beijing."Russia", Trump told CBS, "is foe in certain respects".

Russian Federation has no extradition treaty with the United States, however. Where they're going to be paying Russian Federation billions and billions of dollars a year for energy and I say that's not good, that's not fair.

But he told CBS that he was going into it with "low expectations".

The veteran diplomat is concerned that some of the world's rules, based on which global relations had been conducted, have been broken as "President Trump doesn't seem to be interested in the way we used to see during earlier American presidencies".

Trump and Putin have held talks several times before.


The United States will not look for "deliverables" from Monday's summit with Russian Federation, stressing that talks will be "unstructured", US national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.

"If the Russians wanted to exfiltrate data from the RNC and use it against Donald Trump, they would have done so", Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.

Helsinki proudly served as a meeting point for past leaders of the USA and the USSR - and later Russian Federation, and on Monday will again be in the spotlight for the bilateral summit.

Trump added others to his list, but in milder terms. "Unilateral transactions to the detriment of partners in the end hurt USA", said Haiko Maas.

"Of course not. Really, honestly, Jonathan, I think the question's silly", he said. Trump regularly criticizes American news media outlets and has called out some journalists by name.

Rather than condemnation, Trump's first public comments on the indictments merely noted the fact that the hacking occurred under the Obama administration, rather than his own presidency - a line he stressed again during the CBS interview.

The president has repeatedly said the investigation into Russian election meddling is a "rigged witch hunt" that makes it hard for him to do substantive deals with Moscow. "Because it's like - what are they waving a white flag?"

"I love those countries".

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