In a longer-than-expected meeting, US President Donald Trump and Russian Vladimir Poutine discussed Russia’s alleged interference in US elections on Friday, but have agreed to focus on improving relations rather than Litiger the past.
Trump, a Republican who called him “honor” to meet with the Russian president, quickly criticized the Democrats in the home, who accused him of returning the US Secret Service and give to Putin’s refusal reiterated Friday, Russian interference overweight.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters at a summit of group leaders of the top 20 economies in Hamburg that Trump had a “positive chemistry” with Putin at the meeting that lasted about two hours and 15 minutes.
He opened the discussion by pushing Putin “US concerns about Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections” and had a solid exchange, Tillerson said.
The Russian president has denied any interference in the democratic process of America last year and Moscow has requested a test that was carried out. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Trump has accepted Putin’s claim that the allegations, backed by US intelligence, were false.
“Presidents are very focused on how we move forward from what may simply be an intractable disagreement at this point,” Tillerson said.
“Working to compromise the integrity of our electoral process can not and should not be an area where” disagreeing “is an acceptable conclusion,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.
Thursday in Poland, Trump gave warm support to the idea that Moscow interfered in the US political process 2016.
Trump promised to strengthen ties with Moscow during his campaign, but it has not been possible to deliver because his administration was carried out by investigating allegations of Russian interference in the elections and links to his campaign.
Tillerson said they agreed to work on the commitments of “non-interference in US affairs and our democratic process and in other countries.”
Andrew Weiss, former head of the National Security Council in charge of Russia, said that Trump had sent the wrong signal with optimistic body language and not pushing harder with the alleged interference of Putin’s US presidential election.
“The atmosphere was chome,” said Weiss, who is now in Washington, Carnegie for Peace International headquarters in Washington. “The clear central idea Trump to normalize relations between the United States and Russia were exposed during the meeting.”
The two leaders spent a lot of time talking about Syria, and after their meeting, an agreement between the United States, Russia and Jordan over a cease-fire in south-western Syria announced.
Trump and Putin spoke for translators with their foreign ministers present for six minutes before journalists are not allowed in the courtroom for their statements. The reporters were then initiated and the meeting continued.
“President Putin and I talked about various things, and I think it’s going very well,” he told Trump’s press, sitting next to the Russian leader.
“We had very, very good discussions … We are expecting a lot of very positive things for Russia, for the United States and for all interested parties, and it is an honor to be with you.”