Trump says he has 'low expectations' for his summit with Putin

Trump says he has 'low expectations' for his summit with Putin

Trump says he has 'low expectations' for his summit with Putin

US President Donald Trump branded Russian Federation, the European Union and China as "foes" as he prepared Sunday to go head to head with Vladimir Putin at a historic summit as Moscow's alleged manipulation of the 2016 US election loomed large.

He blamed the Democratic National Committee for "allowing themselves to be hacked".

Bolton noted that a number of Democratic senators have called for these Russians to be extradited - but said they don't know what they're talking about, as the U.S. doesn't have an extradition treaty with Moscow.

At last week's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Belgium, President Trump pushed harder than before for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners to increase they defense spending and meet a previously agreed upon two percent of GDP threshold.

"I think it's a good thing to meet", Trump said.

"Sure he is, he's ruthless, but so are others", Trump said of Kim.

But the White House has given no indication that cancelling the summit was even considered, and Trump said in his CBS interview that he was approaching the meeting with "low expectations" and pledged that "nothing bad" would emerge from the one-on-one discussion. "I go in with very low expectations".

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Donald Trump's latest head-scratching statement comes from his interview with CBS News where he first described the European Union when asked to name the "biggest foe globally right now" for the United States.

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But after being given the idea by his interviewer, Trump said "certainly I'll be asking about it".

When Trump said at a debate that Putin had "no respect" for Clinton or then-President Barack Obama, the former secretary of state replied, "Well, that's because he'd rather have a puppet as president of the United States".

Instead, Mr Paul said Mr Trump and other U.S. officials should focus on safeguarding upcoming elections from interference. Huntsman said the summit must go on because Russian engagement is needed to solve some global issues.

"The collective blood pressure between the United States and Russian Federation is off-the-charts high so it's a good thing these presidents are getting together", he added.

Trump has said he will raise the issue of Russian election meddling, along with Syria, Ukraine, nuclear proliferation and other topics.

In the first case, one of the things that is easy to lose sight of in the 29 page indictment, precisely because it is so front and center, is just how much visibility the USA seems to have into Russian intelligence operations.

"When we confront foreign interference in American elections, it's important for us to avoid thinking politically as Republicans or Democrats and instead to think patriotically as Americans", Rosenstein said.

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