Trump, Putin Had Second Meeting at G-20 Summit

Elias Hubbard
Июля 19, 2017

The two leaders held a formal two-hour bilateral meeting on July 7 in which Trump later said Putin denied allegations that he directed efforts to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election.

The White House did not previously disclose or offer a record of the meeting at the dinner, where Putin was seated next to first lady Melania Trump.

Trump and Putin sat at opposite ends of a long table at the G20 dinner.

Bremmer told the Washington Post that the leaders who told him about the Trump-Putin meeting were "bemused, non-plussed, befuddled" by the conversation that was held publicly but not within earshot of so many other leaders.

Trump has been criticized for his admiration for Putin, considered by many to be a USA adversary.

USA intelligence officials have accused the Russian government of meddling in the 2016 election to help Trump win. Trump has denied collusion between his campaign and Moscow.

President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, spoke for a second time on July 7 following their two-hour-long bilateral meeting earlier that day.

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