President Donald Trump appeared to suggest he could solve many of the world’s problems if he were able to sit down and ask a few favors of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
But as an example, if Vladimir Putin were sitting next to me at a table instead of one of the others and we were having dinner the other night in Canada, I could say, ‘Would you do me a favor?
Speaking ahead of the G-7 summit, Trump told reporters that he believed Russia should be included in the discussions, CNN reported at the time.
Questioned about his assertion that Russia should be offered a seat at the table, Trump added in the Fox News interview: “I think I would probably have a good relationship with [Putin] or it would be able to talk to him better than if you call somebody on the telephone and talk,” he added.
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Putin’s Russia invaded its neighbors, violated our sovereignty by undermining elections, and attacks dissidents abroad. Yet our President wants to reward him with a seat at the table while alienating our closest democratic allies. It makes no sense.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 8, 2018