Russian President Putin Just responded to the lies of President Donald Trump
According to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s office Trump and the Russian President Putin did not discuss alleged election meddling on Saturday, despite Trump saying they did.
When asked by the CNN, Putin’s Press secretary told CNN “No,”, “as far as you know, did the two leaders discuss meddling?”
Donald Trump and Putin met on the sidelines of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Vietnam.
When asked about his meeting with Russian President Putin, President Trump told reporters on Air Force One that Putin denied attempting to influence the 2016 presidential election.
The President said “I just asked him again,”. “He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election, he did not do what they are saying he did.”
President Trump said he wasn’t going to argue with Putin about whether he did or didn’t seek to meddle.
Trump blasted media by saying, “I can’t stand there and argue with him, I would rather have him get out of Syria,” Trump said. “You have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he has nothing to do with that. Now, you are not going to get into an argument, you are going to start talking about Syria and the Ukraine.”
Donald Trump said that he believed Putin was “sincere” in his denials, and that Putin seemed to find the question insulting. Suggesting that what he called the “artificial Democratic hit job” of investigations of his campaign were preventing U.S.-Russian cooperation on a range of issues, including North Korea, Trump said that it is “a shame, because people will die because of it.”
The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russia sought to influence the 2016 presidential election in favor of Trump.
Putin said he and Trump “hardly know each other,” but described the U.S. president as “very professional, very friendly, he behaves very appropriately. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to get down to some more details,” he said, “because we have many matters to discuss.”