“had a pretty good exchange”
Donald Trump is working hard at the G20 Summit representing our country and creating some waves. The much anticipated meeting between Trump and Putin started off with a bang as Trump showed dominance during their handshake.
Trump and Putin followed up by finally sitting down for a solid meeting. They were originally slated to meet for only 30 minutes but the meeting lasted over two hours! Scroll down for more.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin “had a pretty good exchange” as to how to handle the threat of North Korea.
But Tillerson added Friday after the leaders’ meeting that the Russians “see it a little different than we do.”
The top U.S. diplomat noted that Russia’s ultimate goal mirrors what the United States wants: the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
He said the differences are the tactics used to achieve that goal. He did not elaborate.
Tillerson also said that, despite Trump’s recent tweet to the contrary, the U.S. has not “given up hope” that China will help with North Korea.
Trump and Putin met for more than two hours at an international summit in Germany.
The Russians have asked the U.S. for proof and evidence of their alleged interference in the 2016 election, which Russia denies.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the ask was made during a lengthy meeting in Germany between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tillerson said the president pressed Putin on the issue and that they’d agreed to follow-up meetings.
That includes a new working group on cybersecurity and election interference.
Tillerson says, “the meeting was very constructive” and that the two leaders “connected very quickly.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had “positive chemistry” during their first meeting.
Trump and Putin met for more than two hours Friday at an international summit in Germany. It was only scheduled to last 30 minutes.
Tillerson said the meeting was “very constructive.” He added that “there was so much to talk about” that neither leader “wanted to stop.”
The top U.S. diplomat also said that First Lady Melania Trump was sent into the meeting at one point to see her husband and “get him out.”
But Tillerson said the meeting lasted another hour after that, joking that “clearly she failed.”