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Trump Meets Putin: Talk of Positive Results, Not of Electionnewsmax.com/AP ^ Posted on 7/7/2017, 12:12:06 PM by RoosterReduxAt long last face to face, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced confidence Friday that their historic first meeting would pave the way for a positive trajectory for their two countries.
If thornier issues like election meddling came up, they discussed them only in private.In characteristically confident fashion, Trump said he and the Russian leader were holding “very, very good talks” as journalists were briefly allowed in to witness part of their meeting in Germany. Seated with an American flag behind him, Trump appeared informal and relaxed and said it was “an honor” to be with Putin.”We look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everybody concerned,” Trump said.Trump offered no details about what issues he and the Russian leader had discussed, describing them only as “various things.” Putin was similarly vague, telling reporters through a translator that they were discussing international problems and bilateral issues.
Still, Putin described the fact that they were meeting as a positive sign in itself, and he said he hoped the meeting would “yield positive results.”*snip*The White House said that 35 minutes had been allotted for the meeting, which also included Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Putin, slightly hunched in his chair, rubbed his fingers together as he listened to Trump address reporters during the public portion of their meeting.In a prelude to their formal sit-down, Trump and Putin shook hands and exchanged broad grins earlier Friday in a brief exchange caught on video as a leaders’ retreat got under way in Hamburg.
A brief video clip showed Trump outstretching his hand to Putin as officials gathered around a table, then patting Putin’s elbow as both men smiled.
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