Trump Tweets That His Putin Meeting Is a ‘Summit’ Hours After Huntsman Says ‘It Isn’t a Summit’


President Donald Trump tweeted this afternoon that his meeting with Vladimir Putin is indeed a summit, despite what his own ambassador to Russia said this morning.

Jon Huntsman spoke this morning with Chuck Todd, who started out by asking, “Is this summit still on? And if so, why?”

Huntsman immediately responded by saying it’s not a summit:

“Well, listen, it isn’t a summit. I’ve heard it called a summit. This is a meeting. In fact, it’s the first meeting between the two presidents. They’ve had some pull-asides… but this is really the first time for both presidents to actually sit across the table and have a conversation.”

This was Trump hours later:

The President’s comments were part of a threat in which he declared much of the media is the enemy of the people.

You can watch Huntsman’s comments above, via NBC.

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