McConnell says next Trump-Putin meeting can wait

McConnell says next Trump-Putin meeting can wait

Earlier this month, as The Washington Post has previously reported, Trump grumbled to aides about a question he was asked by Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire at his Helsinki news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Democrats scoffed at that notion, citing indictments alleging the Russians directed an election sabotage plan in 2016 created to benefit Trump.

During the Oval Office event, in which the president also met with Juncker, Collins sought to question Trump about the release of an audiotape involving then-candidate Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen in October 2016.

Trump has a particularly fraught relationship with CNN, which he often blasts as purveyor of "fake news'".

President Donald Trump ended a bumpy week of criticism about his dealings with Russian Federation, using tariffs to influence trade and his questioning of Federal Reserve policy by digging in his heels.

"There is that sense that CNN could be being watched by people who may be more undecided, still open to having their opinions and ideas shaped by the reporting", says Robert Thompson, a professor of television and popular culture.

"I understand very well what President Trump said: He has the wish to conduct further meetings". "Putin had an ", Trump said on Monday before the details of the proposal became public.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders - one of the two officials whom Collins said delivered news of the ban - issued a statement alleging that the reporter refused to leave when asked. "He has this invitation already and I told him about it".

"If you're not getting the support from Washington, you're going to be very reluctant to put yourself out there", said Joseph Wilson, who served as the US ambassador to Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe.

Mr Trump also tweeted: "Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam".

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Trump on Thursday listed the topics discussed as "stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace, North Korea and more".

In what some interpreted as an act of defiance toward his critics, Trump revealed unexpectedly that he planned to invite Putin to Washington for a follow-up meeting in the fall.

As you know, the first full length bilateral meeting with trump and Putin took place on 16 July in Helsinki. Russian Federation and the United States have a stake in that, the whole word has a stake in that, in not starting an arms race.

Trump rejected the criticism sparked by his Helsinki news conference with Putin and said he misspoke in a series of flip-flops over the summit.

President Putin is in Johannesburg for the tenth summit of BRICS nations.

Kaitlan Collins and her employer, CNN, say the White House denied Collins access to Trump's Rose Garden event with the European Commission president because officials found her earlier questions "inappropriate".

According to Reuters, protesters organized by the opposition Libertarian Party chanted slogans such as "Putin is a thief" and "away with the tsar" after the Kremlin proposed raising the retirement age from 60 to 65 for men and from 55 to 63 for women, meaning many will not live to enjoy their pension in a country where life expectancy is just 71.

Among Republicans expressing concern was Senator Lindsey Graham, a prominent voice on foreign policy.

The blacklisted outlets continued to cover Trump's campaign, with reporters obtaining general-admission tickets to his rallies and traveling on commercial flights.

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