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Politics NYT: Trump told Putin some of his own aides are ‘stupid people’

02:10  10 july  2018
02:10  10 july  2018 Source:   thehill.com

White House issues talking points to ease summit damage

  White House issues talking points to ease summit damage The White House sent talking points to Republican surrogates and members of Congress on Monday as aides dealt with the fallout of the summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a GOP source. Included in the talking points were the lines: "For over a year and half, the President has repeatedly said he believes the intelligence agencies when they said Russia interfered in American elections," and "President Trump isn't going to let an excessive focus on the past get in the way of building a brighter future between the world's two largest nuclear powers.

President Trump dismissed some of his own aides during a phone call earlier this year with Russian President Vladimir Putin as " stupid people Trump is set to meet with Putin next Monday in Helsinki. The summit will come at the end of Trump 's weeklong trip to Europe, which includes stops in

Опубликовано: 10 июл. 2018 г. If there’s one person you want to believe your competent--it’s your boss, but according to the New York Times , President Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin some of his White House aides '' are stupid " and he shouldn’t listen to them. Veuer's Chandra Lanier

Vladimir Putin wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill President Trump dismissed some of his own aides during a phone call earlier this year with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "stupid people," The New York Times reported Monday.

The Times, citing a source with direct knowledge of Trump's phone call in March, reported that the Russian president lamented that some White House officials tried to stop the conversation from even happening.

"Those are stupid people; you shouldn't listen to them," Trump responded, according to The Times.

The comment came in the same call in which Trump congratulated Putin on his re-election, despite warnings from his national security advisers not to do so after international observers said the Russian vote was full of evidence of fraud and intimidation.

Putin says summit with Trump 'very successful'

  Putin says summit with Trump 'very successful' Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said his summit meeting with US leader Donald Trump was "very successful", following several hours of talks in Helsinki.The leaders touched on issues including tensions on the Korean peninsula and the situation in Syria during their first summit, Putin said at a joint press conference."I consider them (the talks) very successful and useful," Putin said, praising the "frank and business-like atmosphere" of the summit.He said Trump had raised accusations of Russian interference in US elections."I had to repeat what I have already said many times before -- the Russian state has never interfered and is not planning to interfere in the USA's internal affairs," Putin said."It is obvious to everyone that bilateral ties are going through a difficult period. However there are no objective reasons for these difficulties, the current tense atmosphere," he said. Putin suggested special prosecutor Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who is looking into interference in the November 2016 vote, send Moscow a request to interview the Russians he suspects of meddling. In response to a question about whether he had wanted Trump to win the election, Putin said he did, because the businessman had pledged to improve ties between Washington and Moscow.Putin praised cooperation between Russian and US security services, adding that he favoured continued cooperation in "the fight against terror and ensuring cyber security".The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said separately that the talks were "better than super" in comments reported by Russian news agencies.

President Trump dismissed some of his own aides during a phone call earlier this year with Russian President Vladimir Putin as " stupid people The Times , citing a source with direct knowledge of Trump 's phone call in March, reported that the Russian president lamented that some White House

President Trump dismissed some of his own aides during a phone call earlier this year with Russian President Vladimir Putin as " stupid people The Times , citing a source with direct knowledge of Trump 's phone call in March, reported that the Russian president lamented that some White House

Trump has drawn criticism from members of both parties since taking office for his hesitance to speak out against Putin and Russia, particularly over its attempts to interfere in the 2016 election.

The president also caused a stir when he suggested prior to last month's Group of Seven (G-7) summit that Russia should be readmitted to the group. Russia was expelled in 2014 after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine.

Trump is set to meet with Putin next Monday in Helsinki, Finland. The summit will come at the end of Trump's weeklong trip to Europe, which includes stops in Brussels for the NATO summit and in the United Kingdom.

During a rally last week in Montana, Trump dismissed concerns over of his meeting with Putin, saying the Russian president is "fine."

"You know what? Putin's fine. He's fine. We're all fine. We're people," Trump told the crowd. "Will I be prepared? Totally prepared. I've been preparing for this stuff my whole life."

Royalty, the pope, and now Trump - Putin makes everyone wait .
Russian President Vladimir Putin is famous for his tardiness at official talks, and was late for talks with U.S. President Donald Trump. Putin long has sought to meet with Trump, but the Russian leader was 35 minutes late to arrive at their closely watched summit in the Finnish capital.

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