Trump, Putin Speak After Russian Leader Praises US Economy

Vladimir Putin takes aim at claims of US election meddling in marathon press conference

Trump, Putin Speak After Russian Leader Praises US Economy

Mr Putin said accusations of links between Russian Federation and the Trump administration were " all invented by people who are in opposition to Trump in order to make his work look illegitimate".

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that Putin and Trump had also spoken about establishing contacts with North Korea. "With all due respect to [Trump's] opponents, these are objective facts".

He said Mr Trump had made "some fairly serious achievements", pointing specifically to the sharp rise in U.S. stock markets. "Look at the markets, how they've risen". This indicates they have confidence in what President Trump is doing in this sphere. This speaks to investors' trust in the American economy.

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He also accused those investigating potential collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign of damaging the U.S. political situation, "incapacitating the president and showing a lack of respect to voters who cast their ballots for him".

During a call between the two men after the Russian president's press conference, Trump not only discussed strategy on North Korea, but reportedly took the opportunity to thank Putin for "acknowledging America's strong economic performance".

"What did someone see that was egregious about this?"

"All of this has been invented, made up by people who are in opposition to President Trump", he said.

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Macierewicz said in a Thursday interview with Polish Radio 24: "Coming from the mouth of the leader a country that is responsible for. the Smolensk tragedy, such words are really shocking".

Trump has also failed to clearly state that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election in an attempt to get him elected, as has been unanimously concluded by the USA intelligence community.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he has sought Russia's help in resolving the crisis over North Korea's nuclear weapons program but he is not satisfied with Russia's efforts.

US Defence Secretary Rex Tillerson said he didn't expect North Korea to drop its weapons programme, but would happily even discuss the weather if it meant Washington and Pyongyang were sitting around the same table.

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