Russia's Putin tells Trump: 'Be my guest in Moscow'

Russia's Putin tells Trump: 'Be my guest in Moscow'

Russia's Putin tells Trump: 'Be my guest in Moscow'

Trump said last week he would invite Putin to Washington for an autumn meeting, a daring rebuttal to fierce criticism over their summit in Helsinki, in which he appeared to give credence to the Russian leader's assertion that Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 US presidential election.

Since assuming charge as the President of the United States of America, Trump has been warning the media to not spread "fake news" and be "biased" in its coverage of U.S. politics.

"We strongly condemn the White House's misguided and inappropriate decision today to bar one of our members from an open press event after she asked questions they did not like", the White House Correspondents' Association said in a statement.

During the BRICS economic summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, Putin said he and Trump had discussed at their meeting last week in Helsinki topics that "concern very many countries around the world and, including, all of Europe", and buttered up his USA counterpart with flattery.

Putin is now on a South Africa visit for an economic conference and added that appropriate conditions were required for another summit for talks between the two nuclear powers.

While cautioning that "conditions have to be provided" for a follow-up to their July 16 summit in Helsinki, Putin said that Trump "has a wish to hold further meetings, and I am ready for that". Trump was widely criticized at home for appearing to have accepted Putin's claim in Helsinki that Russian Federation did not meddle in the 2016 U.S. elections.

Collins says she was later reprimanded by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and communications chief Bill Shine and told she could not attend the Rose Garden event, which was open to all other members of the credentialed media.

Putin said that, in the meantime, it was possible that he and Trump would meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina in November, or at another global event.

President Donald Trump pledged a "whole-of-government" effort Friday to prevent foreign interference in US elections, as critics demanded a more thorough plan to thwart Russian cyberattacks on the November midterms.

"They said that the questions I asked were inappropriate for that venue", Collins told CNN.

Trump discussed the threats from "malign foreign actors", the statement said, but the readout did not cite Russian Federation specifically.

"In total, in 2018 the fleet should receive 26 new ships, boats and vessels, including four ships with the Caliber missile system", Putin said.

The backlash has thrust Trump, leading to days of from both the president and the White House.

However, Trump does not always respond to their questions, and frequently uses the bullhorn of his personal Twitter account to rail against the press, who he has on multiple occasions called "the enemy of the American people".

But throughout his 18 months in office, he has privately discussed with aides retaliating against individual journalists, officials said. Until Thursday, when Putin's painting showed up, Trump's portrait had drawn exactly $0.

Trump still routinely casts doubt on the US intelligence assessment that Russian Federation tried to sway the 2016 presidential election. "In the United States, in Russian Federation, or anywhere else", he said in a statement. On the Democratic side, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the president's statements "shameful", and former Defense Secretary Ash Carter said it was like "watching the destruction of a cathedral".

White House officials have countered that criticism by noting the president's willingness to engage with reporters in certain settings, such as when he is walking to or from the White House, and after events in the Oval Office. Much of what we know about Russia's interference in the 2016 elections, including the level of Putin's involvement, comes from human sources.

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