In a long Twitter recap of his time at the G20, Donald Trump told the world that he did not discuss sanctions with Vladimir Putin during their two hour meeting in Hamburg.
“Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin,” Trump tweeted. “Nothing will be done until the Ukrainian & Syrian problems are solved!
Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin. Nothing will be done until the Ukrainian & Syrian problems are solved!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2017
Ok. Fine. Nothing too controversial there — except that it directly contradicted a statement made Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who said sanctions were discussed.
On July 8, The Washington Post reported the following:
Trump told Putin that members of Congress were pushing for additional sanctions against Russia over the election issue, Tillerson said. “But the two presidents, I think, rightly focused on: How do we move forward?” he added.
… That’s worth a Rick Perry Oops.
It’s hardly the first time Trump has thrown a surrogate under the bus. Only yesterday the President distanced himself from his own eldest son saying that he had been unaware of a meeting between Trump Jr. and a Kremlin connected lawyer.
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