Putin called his first summit with Trump a success — but warned that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed.
Trump Says He Accepts U.S. Intelligence On Russian Interference In 2016 Election But Denies Collusion
President Trump said he had misspoken when he appeared to accept President Putin's denials that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit.
While Donald Trump went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, Vladimir Putin came home to universal praise in Moscow.
President Trump has predicted the "easiest" leg of his journey to Europe will be his scheduled sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success."
Putin lavished praise on Trump, but added that he was sorely disappointed with the U.S. political system, saying that it has been "eating itself up."
President Trump said nothing Monday in response to Russia's planned expulsion of hundreds of American diplomats, announced over the weekend by President Vladimir Putin.