Trump is a little fanboy of Putin: Schwarzenegger

Frederick Owens
July 19, 2018

Russia's President Vladimir Putin tried to lighten the mood at a post-summit news conference with American leader Donald Trump on Monday by tossing him a World Cup football.

Kim Bum-soo has more.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh from being hailed as the victor in his summit with President Trump in Helsinki, took to US television to press his claim that Russia did not tamper with the 2016 presidential election.

"We also discussed one of the most critical challenges facing humanity: nuclear proliferation".

The Republican firebrand sided with the Kremlin and seemed to accept Putin's denial of United States election meddling during a joint press conference on Monday.

"I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation", he wrote.

Putin simply stated that he is glad that the Korean Peninsula issue is starting to be resolved.

"We do not know what it is, but we know it must be something extraordinary because no rational politician, no rational president would act this way if he weren't being blackmailed on some level".

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"When Trump announced he would withdraw United States forces from Syria, Obama's forecast turned to be true: Russian Federation got the bases it wanted in Syria, Iran strengthened its alliance with Assad and Hezbollah", the website said, referring to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

However, the prime minister said he found the evidence for Russian interference in the United States elections "very compelling".

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey called Trump's conduct "dangerous and reckless", while U.S. Sen.

And in a press conference Monday with Putin at his side, Trump dismissed his own intelligence chiefs' conclusion that Putin himself oversaw the effort to damage Trump's Democratic election rival Hillary Clinton.

"Donald Trump's press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes & misdemeanors, '" Brennan tweeted on Monday.

"A moral equivalence between the United States and Russian Federation not only defies reason and history, it undermines our national integrity and impairs our global credibility". Jeff Flake also ripped Trump, saying he thought he would never "see the day" when an American president would blame America in part for "Russian aggression".

Interested in Donald Trump? "I don't see any reason why it would be", Trump said.

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