Donald Trump calls European Union a 'foe'

Donald Trump calls European Union a 'foe'

After months of exchanging long-distance compliments, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin sit down on Monday for their first ever summit, a potential political minefield at home for the USA president but a geopolitical win for his Russian counterpart. "It means they are competitive", he said.

The solo summit will be held at the 19th century Presidential Palace in Helsinki, one of the Finnish president's official residences.

The Justice Department on Friday announced the indictment of 12 Russian military officers who are accused of stealing Democratic emails and attempting to interfere in the 2016 us presidential election.

"I also think it is very bad thing for Germany".

The pair will meet one-on-one, with no clear agenda, no advisers and no cameras.

"That's what one of the purposes of this meeting is, so the president can see eye to eye with President Putin and ask him about it", he said.

The U.S. leader contended on Twitter that the American news media "is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems know how to do is resist and obstruct". Investigators believe the incident is linked to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in March.

Relations between the press and government officials in both the USA and Russian Federation have been problematic throughout the years.

The US and Russian Federation have accused each other of breaking worldwide agreements over disarmament. "I will be talking about nuclear proliferation".

But the president indicated he did not expect much progress on the issue.

President Trump will again savour the spotlight as the world's self-proclaimed dealmaker. Theresa May, the British prime minister, pleaded with Mr Trump to deal with the Russian leader "from a position of strength".

There could also be some rewards.

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Donald Trump, however, might come up with some "unexpected" and "unconventional" proposals, while Putin is likely to take a "cautious" approach.

CNN reported in January past year that then-FBI Director James Comey told a Senate panel that "old emails" of the Republican National Committee had been the target of hacking - but the material was not publicly released - and there was no sign the current RNC or the Trump campaign had been successfully hacked. "Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany", Trump said in a two-tweet statement after meeting with Merkel for the first time in March 2017.

Trump said in Britain last week - another chaotic stop on his European tour - that he would raise the issue of election meddling with Putin even as he played down its impact.

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Neither trip passed without controversy.

The visit has been controversial because of a newspaper interview in which he said the USA would probably not give the United Kingdom a trade deal under the terms of Prime Minister May's Brexit plans, and also said Europe was "losing its character" because of immigration from Africa and the Middle East.

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Trump on Saturday also mocked CNN President Jeff Zucker as "Little Jeff Z" and knocked its election coverage following a spat with a CNN correspondent at a news conference Friday in England.