Putin, speaking to reporters in Qingdao, China, where he attended a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, said he agreed with Trump's expressions of concern about a renewed arms race.
Mr Trump posted a series of messages on his favourite social media platform, accusing the European Union and Canada of imposing "massive trade tariffs and non-monetary Trade Barriers" against the US.
"You know, whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run and the G7, which used to be the G8, they threw Russia out, they can let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia at the negotiating table", Trump told reporters before leaving Washington.
In April, the White House confirmed the two leaders spoke in a phone call about meeting at the White House "in the 'not-too-distant-future'".
Putin also lambasted Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, saying the decision could "destabilize the situation" in the region. Just to make clear how much contempt he has for this whole exercise, Trump left the gathering early, meaning he not only skip the meeting on climate change (of course), but he wasn't around for the traditional conclusion, when the members craft a joint statement and hold a press conference and photo opportunity where they show their unity by standing side by side.
But both nations have touted their nuclear supremacy.
"What worries me most is the fact that the rules-based global order is being challenged quite surprisingly not by the usual suspects, but by its main architect and guarantor, the USA", said European Council President Donald Tusk.
Trump is telling reporters that he told world leaders that the US will take whatever steps necessary to prevent unfair foreign trade practices. In the late 1990s, Russian Federation was invited to join, but then in 2014 the members chose to expel Russian Federation in response to its annexation of Crimea.
Russian Federation though started late in joining the scheme of things but it eventually joined as its foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, went to Pyongyang on May 31 and invited Kim to visit Moscow later this year, Russia's official sources informed. Trump probably had not meant to remind everyone of the reason for Moscow's expulsion; but his loose remark drew worldwide attention back to the ongoing war in Donbas, whereas domestic attention in Russian Federation inevitably refocused on the costs and consequences of this deadlocked aggression (Rosbalt, June 8). Trump's instructions to prepare a new set of sanctions targeting specifically Russia's INF non-compliance may actually help to focus political attention on breaking this deadlock (Vedomosti, May 17).
At the same time he downplayed tensions at the acrimonious G7 meeting in Quebec City, after Trump disowned the joint summit statement and lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The White House did not say what the president would talk about.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also sent his congratulations on the occasion of the holiday.
Asked if Mr Trump was a good friend to the UK, Mrs May told Channel 4: "The United States and the United Kingdom are good friends".
Navarro calls that a "socialist communique" that Trump pulled out of.
Trump also said he intends to issue more pardons, including to the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali. "That's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did, and that comes right from Air Force One".
The president also met on Friday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, though Trump said the two did not discuss Russian Federation being brought back into the group.
Ironically, Trump was expected to receive a far warmer reception from Kim Jong Un than from USA allies in the West. The party of free trade has entirely surrendered to Trump's doctrine of "America First".
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