On eve of Russian Federation summit, Trump calls European Union 'a foe'

On eve of Russian Federation summit, Trump calls European Union 'a foe'

On eve of Russian Federation summit, Trump calls European Union 'a foe'

President Donald Trump called the European Union a "foe" of the U.S.in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS News' Face The Nation.

The array of topics, in addition to election interference, that Trump has said he will raise with Putin include the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, as well as an Reagan-era arms control agreement and the prospect of extending a 2011 nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russian Federation.

Last week, a special prosecutor indicted a dozen Russian government officials on charges they hacked email accounts belonging to top Democratic Party officials in 2016. She added that Trump also said: "Don't walk away".

"We could start there", says Dingell.

U.S. President Donald Trump has renewed his criticism of America's European allies, describing the EU as a foe alongside China and Russian Federation.

As for Putin, Trump says he has "low expectations" for Monday's summit.

"I go in with very low expectations".

Several lawmakers have spoken out since the indictments for Trump to cancel the meeting, to agree to bring other United States officials in the meeting, and to prioritize discussing campaign meddling.

Later, Trump took to Twitter to predict that any progress made in his talks with Putin would be downplayed by his opponents.

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"The collective blood pressure between the United States and Russian Federation is off-the-charts high so it's a good thing these presidents are getting together", he added.

"Well I think we have a lot of foes".

Helsinki proudly served as a meeting point for past leaders of the US and the USSR - and later Russian Federation, and on Monday will again be in the spotlight for the bilateral summit.

"I'll tell you what", the President added, "there's a lot of anger at the fact that Germany is paying Russian Federation billions of dollars". So having meetings with Russia, China, North Korea, I believe in it.

The two presidents have shared personal bonhomie in the past, but beyond the alleged hacking of the United States election, their countries are deeply divided on a host of other issues including Syria and Ukraine. CBS News released excerpts Sunday, hours before Trump was set to fly to Helsinki for the summit.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., rejected Bolton's assertion that the indictments put Trump in a stronger position going in to the meeting. Maybe the thing that is most hard - don't forget both my parents were born in European Union sectors okay?

President Donald Trump named the European Union as a "foe", along with Russian Federation and China.

Bolton was scheduled to appear on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, but was pulled by White House officials on Saturday.

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