When asked in a television interview, “What’s your goal from the Putin meeting?”
Option one, Weinberg wrote, is for Trump to tell Putin, “We meet at a serious time”. I’ve been nice to him.
As a result, a former Reagan adviser has said Trump should know exactly what he is going to say in his first moments with Putin to signal to Russian Federation and the world that these actions “will not be tolerated”.
But – citing his promotion of far-right group Britain First and his language about immigrants – he said: “You understand why people draw the conclusion he’s racist”.
“I don’t know him”.
Drawing on his experience as a marketer and salesman, Trump has always been convinced that his mastery of powerful images has been essential to his political rise.
Trump unleashed his own attacks on those very institutions before arriving in Finland. Allegations against Trump and the of Russian diplomats are believed to be on the main agenda of both leaders.
Why, exactly, is President Trump sitting down with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday?
But after being asked about that by his interviewer, Trump said “certainly I’ll be asking about it” although extradition is highly unlikely. She added that Trump also said: “Don’t walk away. I did it. You got me'”.
“Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Democrats know how to do is resist and obstruct!”
Trump told reporters he plans to raise election meddling with Putin but said he doesn’t expect Putin to ever accept blame.
Top Democrats including party chairman Tom Perez have urged Mr Trump to abandon the talks, saying Mr Putin was “not a friend of the United States”.
Mr Trump tweeted on Saturday that he was preparing for the Putin summit with briefings and meetings during his stay at one of his Scottish golf courses.
Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini said Sunday that the upcoming meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is important yet the two sides hold low expectations for the results.
Both leaders will feel they have won simply by meeting with the eyes of the world upon them.
Longtime American allies and White House aides have expressed concerns about the meeting.
But in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday, Trump – or more likely Dan Scavino, Jr.
Last week US special prosecutor Robert Mueller indicted 12 more Russian intelligence officers for allegedly hacking Mr. Trump rival Hillary Clinton’s computer server.
Putin and Trump first met during the G20 summit in Germany’s Hamburg in July last year and again met for the second time in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam in November last year. John McCain of Arizona.
Trump has said that he will raise the alleged Russian election meddling with Putin but does not expect to get anywhere, has spoken vaguely about the possibility of halting North Atlantic Treaty Organisation war games in the Baltic region, and has said repeatedly that it would be good if he could get along with Russia. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the details laid out in the indictments – which are part of the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller – underscored the importance of confronting Putin.
Senator Rand Paul suggested that Mr Trump not even bother to press Mr Putin on election meddling because “he’s not going to admit that he did it”. But if you look at the USA media they mostly focus on potential risks.
The indictments have strengthened Trump’s hand heading into the summit, Bolton said.
“Takedown? I don’t think so”.