Trump: ‘I hope to have a ‘fantastic’ relationship with Putin, says US president

Trump: ‘I hope to have a ‘fantastic’ relationship with Putin, says US president

President Donald Trump of U.S. made a remark during a joint news briefing with visiting UK Prime Minister Theresa May,  that getting along well with Russian President Vladimir Putin, adding that he hopes to building a fantastic relationship with Putin.

Trump said

“We look forward to have great relationship with all countries. We believe we can have a great relationship with Russia, China and other countries.

“That will be a great asset. I don’t know the gentleman (Putin). I hope we have a fantastic relationship. I don’t know if we won’t.

“I will be going to represent the American people. If it works out fine, that will be great against fighting ISIS but I will be representing the American people,”

According to him, however, it is too early to be talking about lifting sanctions on Russia.

“With ongoing strain relations with Mexico over his insistence on the Mexicans paying for the border wall between the two countries, Trump said he had an hour phone call with Mexico’s president Enrique Nieto.

“We have a very great call” he said. “I think it was a very friendly conversation” adding, “I and the Mexico’s president spoke for about an hour”.

The president also said that the two countries are going to renegotiate their trade deals and other aspects of their relations.

According to him, he thinks he and May can get on well, saying he is not as brash as people think.

May, in her remarks, described her talks with Trump as a significant moment, saying the U.S.-UK defence relationship is the deepest of any two countries.

According to her, she and Trump discussed how to take forward immediate high-level talks on trade, adding a trade deal between the two countries is in the national interests of both.

The prime minister also said they discussed how to defeat Da’esh and all other extremist organisations by deepening intelligence between the two countries.

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