US President lists Russia, EU, China as 'foes' ahead of Putin summit

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I think we're moving into a risky and critical period. "I do believe in meetings".

He said meeting with people like North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping is a good thing. "That's a really good thing". So, President Trump went out there and said that Democrats were weak that's why they were hacked that the Republicans were smarter, they were stronger and because of that they were able to not be hacked like the Democrats.

Trump's will meet with Putin days after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced new indictments Friday against 12 Russian intelligence officials, accused in the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee.

President Donald Trump has arrived in Finland for his closely watched meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"I hadn't thought of that". White House Press Secretary Sanders tweeted that the administration cancelled the appearance because they would not be "rewarding bad behavior".

Standing alongside Putin at a joint news conference, Trump acknowledged that his intelligence chiefs believe Russian Federation hacked Democrats´ emails and leaked them to help push him to victory over his rival Hillary Clinton in 2016. I guess they need some privacy for whatever is taking place, there has been no official agenda for the meeting released. "We have to assume - and if we have proof that they did it, which it sounds like we [do] - we should now spend our time protecting ourselves instead of having this witch hunt on the president", Paul continued. "Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russian Federation for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament - one of the best ever!"

"What I believe is that President Trump knows ultimately knows that could accrue to his benefit and to his party's benefit".

Trump said the summit agenda will include among other things; Russia's involvement in Ukraine, Iranian interference in Syria, and Russian meddling in the United States presidential election. "Now you wouldn't think of the European Union but they're a foe", he said.

When CBS News host Jeff Glor asked him to identify his "biggest foe globally right now", Trump said the European Union, as well as Russian Federation "in certain respects" and China "economically".

"China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe", he told CBS. It doesn't mean anything. "It means that they are competitive", Trump said. "We can do more, so if you want to do an arms race you'll lose", according to the report.

She also noted Trump told her not to walk away from the Brexit negotiations, during their joint press conference. "I would say, in fact, it strengthens his hand", Bolton told ABC News' "This Week" in a segment aired on July 15.

Trump, who is on a seven-day, three-nation European trip flew in from Scotland, where he and his wife, Melania, spent the weekend at his golf resort.

Trump is slated to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

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