Trump on Putin at G7: ‘I Could Ask Him to Do Things That are Good for the World’
Fox News’ Bret Baier sat down with President Donald Trump to discuss the summit in Singapore, the G7, and how Russian President Vladimir Putin is best spoken to over a big juicy steak dinner, not the phone.
“I’m not for Russia, I’m for the United States, but as an example, if Vladimir Putin were sitting next to me at a table instead of one of the others and we were having dinner the other night in Canada, I could say ‘Would you do me a favor? Would you get out of Syria?’ ‘Would you do me a favor, would you get out of Ukraine? You shouldn’t be there. Just come on.'”
“I think I would probably have a good relationship with him or it would be able to talk to him better than if you call somebody on the telephone and talk,” he added.
“Despite all that he’s done to us?” Baier pressed.
He then said this: “If you were at that meeting I could ask him to do things that are good for the world, that are good for our country, that are good for him.”
“I’m not sticking up for anybody,” Trump assured him. “I’m just saying this. He didn’t respect our leadership previously. He walked all over them. Look what he did to Obama with Crimea.”
“Which is why he got kicked out of the G8,” Baier said.
“I know, but he didn’t respect our leadership,” Trump replied. “He didn’t respect it, but this wasn’t me.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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