Trump Invites Putin to White House for Second Summit

Says he wants to start implementing ideas from Helsinki meeting

Happy with what was accomplished at his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump has invited Putin to come to the White House in the future for a second summit.

White House officials say that President Trump has already told John Bolton to invite Putin to the summit, and that discussions between the US and Russian officials about the possibility of a second meeting are “already underway.”

Trump expressed confidence that all difficulties between the US and Russia can be solved, and said he is looking forward to starting to implement some of the ideas that he and Putin discussed in the Helsinki meeting.

Trump and some Russian officials have made reference to verbal agreements reached at the summit. The specifics of many of these are unclear, and even top US intelligence officials have told the press they don’t exactly know what was discussed.

Author: Jason Ditz

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