"Well, I think we have a lot of foes", Trump said.
Protesters have hit the streets of the Finnish capital to protest the upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, slamming both leaders ahead of the highly anticipated event.
Trump reiterated criticism of Germany for its gas pipeline agreement with Russian Federation and said that "the European Union is a foe" for taking advantage of the United States in trade relations.
The summit, which comes at one of the most crucial junctures for the West since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, has perturbed some European allies who fear Putin might seek a grand deal that undermines the US-led transatlantic alliance. Russia's a foe in certain respects.
Trump also named Russian Federation and China as foes of the U.S. "It means that they are competitive", Trump said.
Scores of congressional Democrats had already called on Trump to cancel his meeting with Putin in light of the indictments, detailed by Rod Rosenstein at a news conference. Trump told reporters on Friday that he had given May advice about how to deal with the European Union that she found too "brutal".
Mr Trump has said he will raise the issue of Russian election meddling with Mr Putin, in addition to Syria, Ukraine, nuclear proliferation and other topics.
"I respect the leaders of those countries", Trump said of the European Union. "But I think meeting with people is great". While the circumstances now are entirely different than during recent administrations, given the charges of election interference, Trump is following a pattern of new American presidents trying to reset a troubled relationship with Russian Federation. "I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim was a good thing".
"I'm not going with high expectations", he said.Читайте также: Trump Refuses Question from CNN During UK Press Conference
Trump meanwhile teed up the summit with a quiet weekend of golf at one of his courses in Scotland, a calm end to his stormy visit to Britain, where he shocked his hosts by attacking Prime Minister Theresa May's strategy for Brexit.
In an interview with CBS News' Jeff Glor, which was excerpted on "Face the Nation", Trump admitted the idea of extradition hadn't even crossed his mind. She added that Trump also said: "Don't walk away".
Abbas told the Russian leader of his concerns over US President Donald Trump's decision to move the country's embassy to Jerusalem, as well as Israeli settlement activity.
The indictment alleges that the Russians hacked into the emails of the employees of the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). "I think it's ridiculous", he told CBS. Jon Huntsman, the US ambassador to Russian Federation, said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Embassy in Moscow will "no doubt" work on submitting a formal request.
The charges put an even greater spotlight on Mr Trump's treatment of Putin, who has denied making efforts to intervene in the USA election that Trump unexpectedly won.
But in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday, Trump - or more likely Dan Scavino, Jr.
He wrote: "America and the European Union are best friends".
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