Many of Trump's critics had questioned in advance if he would bring up the subject of interference or the indictments at all, as they tried to paint Trump as weak, unprepared, or guilty of collusion.
"I think the world wants to see us get along". "Too often in both recent past and long ago, we have seen the consequences when diplomacy is left on the table".
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"I've experienced what is obvious: If government officials don't like your questions, they just won't call on you", Husseini wrote.
The pair spent more than two hours in private talks - without aides present - then just over an hour in a working lunch alongside their most senior aides.
Trump's press conference with Putin was the first between a United States and Russian president in almost a decade. The summit also started almost an hour late.
The US and Russian presidents held almost two hours of closed-door talks in the Finnish capital Helsinki on Monday.
"Interference with the domestic affairs of the United States - do you really believe that someone acting from the Russian territory could have influenced the United States and influenced the choice of millions of Americans?"
"[The] posture of President Trump on Crimea is well known, and he stands firmly by it".
And Putin again denied alleged collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's election campaign. "When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok!"
Trump saved his public criticism for his own country, tweeting before the summit: "Our relationship with Russian Federation has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of US foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!"
The Russian Foreign Ministry responded: "We agree".
Trump has been criticized by members of both political parties over his Russian meddling comments.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a join press conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.
The Senate's top Democrat is accusing President Donald Trump of a "shameful performance" at a news conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The US president stated earlier that he doesn't believe Moscow is a threat to European Union countries; however, he called his counterpart a "competitor".
The reason for Putin's delay was not clear. Putin, for his part, said he and.
Trump said he and Putin would discuss a range of issues, from trade to the military, along with missiles and China.
"They discussed the Skripal case and the ongoing situation in Salisbury, but she didn't direct the president to do anything in particular because the position the U.S. has set out on this is very, very clear and the president couldn't have been clearer in public about who he believes is responsible and the action that they have taken".