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President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin were trading brief remarks Friday at the G20 summit, the first time they sat together since meeting last year in Helsinki, about issues they planned to discuss when a reporter shouted to Trump about warning Putin “not to meddle” in the U.S. 2020 election.
The president answered, “Of course,” then turned to Putin and dryly said, “Don’t meddle in the election.” He playfully repeated the request while pointing at Putin. Putin laughed.
Trump said he enjoyed a “very, very good relationship” with Putin and said “many positive things are going to come out of the relationship.”
The meeting with Putin, which came amid a gauntlet of negotiations on international crises, trade wars, and a growing global to-do list, was the main event on Trump’s agenda Friday at the summit in Osaka.
The White House said after Friday’s meeting the leaders agreed to keep talking about a “21st century model of arms control,” which Trump said needs to include China. They also discussed the situations in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and Ukraine. The U.S. and Russia are on opposing sides on all four issues.
Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy on Thursday said a number of President Donald Trump’s advisers reacted to the Democratic presidential debate by suggesting Democrats have embraced extremism.
Ruddy, speaking to CNN’s Chris Cuomo from Osaka, Japan, where Trump is in attendance at the G-20 Summit, also defended America’s economic growth under the president and his grit and determination on getting results for the American people.
“I didn’t speak to the president this morning about it, but I did speak to a number of his advisers, and everybody is sort of saying this really shows what the Democratic Party is about, the extremism that we saw in that debate,” Ruddy said in reference to the moment when Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio put their hands up after NBC’s Lester Holt asked for a show of hands on which candidate would abolish private insurance.
“Here the president is at the G-20, he’s not here for a photo-op, he’s here to get jobs for Americans, protect our businesses, grow real income,” Ruddy said. “We’ve had about a 50% increase in real income under this president, almost double what Obama had done, and that’s because he’s focused on doing the business of the country.”