Trump congratulates Putin on winning presidential election

21 March, 2018, 08:18 | Author: Otis Hoffman
  • Trump yet to officially respond to Putin victory

"The sides agreed to develop further bilateral contacts, including in the context of reshuffles in the US State Department". "When I look at a Russian election, what I see is a lack of credibility in tallying the results".

Asked by a reporter whether the White House believes the election in Russian Federation was free and fair, Sanders responded, "Look, in terms of the election, we're focused on our elections".

Trump's decision to congratulate Putin on his victory prompted immediate criticism from Russian Federation hawks in Congress like Arizona Sen. John McCain and others for calling Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him for his re-election.

"We don't get to dictate how other countries operate", Sanders said.

Sanders also confirmed that Trump also didn't raise the issues of election meddling or Russia's allegedly tainted voting process.

Trump said that he called Putin to congratulate him on winning his fourth term in office, and listed policy concerns that the two leaders meant to discuss in the future, including the "out of control" arms race. "And by doing so with Vladimir Putin, President Trump insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election to determine their country's future, including the countless Russian patriots who have risked so much to protest and resist Putin's regime".

McCain has previously called Putin a murderer and a thug.

John McCain, R-Ariz., who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee and has pressed the Trump administration to respond aggressively to Russia's interference in the US presidential election.

"I had a call with President Putin and congratulated him on the victory", Trump told reporters at the White House before his meeting with visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.

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The White House said Trump limited conversation to "shared topics" on which the U.S. and Russian Federation could find common ground, like Ukraine, Syria, and North Korea.

However, Trump did congratulate Putin during the call. He noted that in Chechnya turnout was reported at 37 percent where there were election observers and 99 percent where there weren't.

"The two leaders spoke out in favor of developing practical cooperation in various areas, including in ensuring strategic stability and combating global terrorism".

She emphasized, however, that Trump is determined to establish a working relationship with Putin to tackle global challenges, including confronting North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Apart from that, according to the Kremlin press service, the two leaders discussed further contacts between the two countries and topical worldwide issues.

The two leaders talked over the phone on Tuesday and discussed U.S. -Russia relations and denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

Sanders told reporters after the call that there are "no specific plans made at this time" for a possible meeting between Trump and Putin.

She said: "That's not simply what today's call was about".

With U.S. -Russian relations at a long-time low, Peskov said, "Putin remains open for normalizing relations with our American partners where it is in our interests".



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