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Offbeat 'What am I gonna do? He may deny it': Trump says he'll bring up election meddling with Putin

18:26  12 july  2018
18:26  12 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to bring up Russian election meddling during his upcoming summit with Vladimir Putin , part of a wide-ranging list of topics that could include sanctions and the status of Crimea.

a man wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, in 2017. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, in 2017. President Donald Trump said he would once again raise the sensitive issue of election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin – then predicted his counterpart "may deny it."

Trump brought up his upcoming Helsinki summit with Putin as he took reporters' questions at the NATO summit in Brussels. But he took a fatalistic attitude about what might happen.    

"What am I gonna do? He may deny it," Trump said. 

"It's one of those things. All I can say is: 'Did you?' And "Don't do it again,'" he said.

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President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to bring up Russian election meddling during his upcoming summit with Vladimir Putin , part of a wide-ranging list of topics that could include sanctions and the status of Crimea.

President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday he 's done confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country's election meddling since it 's insulting to the Russian leader.

"But he may deny it. You'll be the first to know," he told reporters.

Trump also joked about the topic – which prompted a year-long Russia probe – as "your favorite question."    

"I think we go into that meeting not looking for so much," Trump said. "We want to find out about Syria' as one of the topics," he said.

"We will of course ask your favorite question about meddling," Trump said, raising the topic himself. "I will be asking that question again. But we’ll obviously be talking about other things."

He said he viewed Putin as a "competitor," but not as a "friend" or an "enemy."

Trump addressed Russia after clashing with U.S. allies inside the NATO military alliance and demanding allies pay more for "protection."

He continued to criticize Germany over an $11 billion pipeline deal with Russia.

"How do you have NATO and then you have somebody paying the people that you're protecting against?" Trump asked. "But maybe we'll get along with the people we're protecting against. I think that's a real possibility," he said.

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