U.S President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin recently to defuse the crisis in Venezuela which could easily lead to increased tensions between the Kremlin and Washington. The anti-Trump media in the United States tried to portray the call as Trump ‘giving in’ to the Russian leader. The White House pushed back on that narrative.
When asked about Trump comments that Putin was not looking to get involved in Caracas, when obviously Russian troops are already there, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later on Friday that Trump simply was “relaying what President Putin said to him. That’s it”, reported Bloomberg.
“Very good call yesterday with President [Vladimir] Putin of Russia”, he wrote on his Twitter account commenting on Friday’s telephone conversation with the Russian leader.
“Tremendous potential for a good/great relationship with Russia, despite what you read and see in the Fake News Media. Look how they have misled you on “Russia Collusion.” The World can be a better and safer place. Nice!” he wrote.
According to the Kremlin press service, the two presidents, Vladimir Putin of Russia and Donald Trump of the United States, had a lengthy telephone conversation on Friday that was initiated by the US side. The two leaders discussed issues of bilateral relations with a focus on economic cooperation and reiterated their commitment to closer dialogues in various spheres, including on matters of strategic stability, reported Russian state news agency TASS.
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