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Highlights of Trump-Putin News Conference

Putin denies meddling, and Trump calls the investigation a 'disaster for our country'

(Newser) - President Trump and Vladimir Putin met for two hours Monday—about 30 minutes longer than allotted—and both emerged afterward sounding dismissive about allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Some highlights:
  • Putin denial: The Russian president dismissed the notion of "so-called Russian interference" in the election. "
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Trump's 2020 Campaign Already Has Big Warchest

'I don't see anybody' who can beat me, says president

(Newser) - President Trump told Piers Morgan last week that he "fully" intends to run for re-election in 2020. "I don't see anybody" who can beat me, Trump told Morgan in the Daily Mail interview. "They do not have the right candidate." Now the New York Times ... More »

Finnish Brewery Has Adult Beverage, Er, Message for Trump, Putin

Limited-release beer urges the leaders to "settle this like adults"

(Newser) - A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit . RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon US and Russian presidents on its label, with text for President Trump and Vladimir Putin saying "Let's Settle This Like Adults" and "Making Lager... More »

Trump Meets Putin: 'The World Wants to See Us Get Along'

President says relations with Moscow 'never worse'

(Newser) - The big day is here: President Trump and Vladimir Putin have begun their summit in Helsinki, Finland, in a one-on-one meeting. "I really think the world wants to see us get along," Trump told reporters just ahead of their conversation. "We are the two great nuclear... More »

Scotland Busts Paragliding Trump Protester

Yes, it turns out this is a violation of a no-fly zone over Trump's golf course

(Newser) - President Trump's visit to the United Kingdom has attracted no small amount of protest or controversy, but one of the more innovative protesters has been arrested for his trouble, reports the Sun . The unnamed 55-year-old Greenpeace protester paraglided over Trump's Turnberry resort Friday evening as the US president... More »

Russia Not Hacking Election on 'Scale and Scope' of '16: Nielsen

But DHS secretary says she's seeing 'persistent Russian efforts' to 'sow discord'

(Newser) - There are no signs Russia is targeting the 2018 midterm elections for cyberattacks with the "scale and scope" it used in 2016, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told a conference of state secretaries of state and other high-ranking election officials on Saturday. She added, however, that US intelligence officials... More »

Trump to May: Screw Brexit, Sue EU

UK PM says she'll continue negotiations

(Newser) - With Theresa May mired in negotiations and controversy regarding Brexit, she says President Trump gave her some advice : "He told me I should sue the EU—not go into negotiations," the British PM tells the BBC . She quickly added to her interviewer, per the New York Times , "... More »

Trump Fires Off Accusatory Tweet About Russian Hack

The president appears to blame President Obama

(Newser) - With 12 Russians indicted Friday for allegedly hacking the 2016 US election, President Trump is blaming an unexpected figure: President Obama, the Hill reports. "The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration," Trump tweeted Saturday. "Why... More »

Photos: Queen Welcomes the Trumps

President, first lady visit Windsor Castle

(Newser) - President Trump has caused quite a fuss on his first trip to Britain, thanks to a controversial interview , a taunting blimp , and then a make-nice press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May. His visit with the queen, however, appears to have gone off without a hitch. Queen Elizabeth II welcomed... More »

Trump Changes Tune on 'Incredible' Theresa May

President also denies he criticized the British prime minister in harsh 'Sun' interview

(Newser) - A "deepening political crisis and diplomatic embarrassment" is how the New York Times frames what British Prime Minister Theresa May was left to deal with Thursday after a scathing Sun interview with President Trump in which he faulted May's handling of Brexit and noted she may have "... More »

Trump 'Quite Stung' by London's Blimp

Inflatable depicting president as baby rises over Parliament

(Newser) - London has seen countless strange sights over the centuries—but a blimp depicting President Trump as an angry orange baby rising outside the Houses of Parliament is a new one. The blimp—part of protests against Trump's visit that are planned in dozens of British cities—went up Friday... More »

As FBI Agent Testifies, 'Absolute Chaos' Ensues

Peter Strzok gets grilled by Republicans on Capitol Hill, and fires back

(Newser) - The FBI agent who got caught up in a texting scandal over his views about President Trump testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday, and it was volatile from the very start. "Heated and sometimes chaotic" is how the Washington Post describes it, and the AP had the same vibe... More »

In Presidential Rankings, There's a New No. 1

Nearly half of all Americans say No. 44 was best president of their lives in Pew survey

(Newser) - Ask Americans who the best president has been in their lifetimes, and one man ranks significantly above all others—though he didn't always. Barack Obama won the top spot in the Pew Research Center survey, based on phone interviews with 2,000 US adults during the week of June... More »

White House: Yes, Aide Was Irritated at NATO Breakfast

But it was all about the food, says Sarah Huckabee Sanders

(Newser) - While President Trump criticized Germany as "captive to Russia" during a NATO breakfast this week, multiple news outlets pointed out that chief of staff John Kelly didn't look like he was having a great time, reports USA Today . As the Washington Post notes, Kelly pursed his lips and... More »

Report: Trump Sick of Air Force One's 'Jackie Kennedy' Look

President has suggested new bed, paint job, per Axios

(Newser) - Air Force One is reportedly not to Donald Trump's taste. The president wants a bigger, cushier bed and a "more American" look for his aircraft, now painted what he calls a "Jackie Kennedy color," Axios is reporting. Air Force One last underwent a redesign under the... More »

Trump Visit Requires Biggest UK Police Mobilization Since 2011

Massive protests expected during 'working visit'

(Newser) - President Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday for his first visit to the country as president—and although he has boasted that he is "very popular" in his mother's homeland, he won't be receiving a universally warm welcome. The Guardian reports that massive protests are expected during... More »

Trump Says He's Now Happy With NATO, Takes 'Total Credit'

He says other nations agreed to increase spending, but France's Macron disagrees

(Newser) - The good news for those worried about the US commitment to NATO under President Trump is that Trump declared, "I believe in NATO" Thursday during a summit-ending press conference, reports the New York Times . The bad news is that, earlier, in a closed-door session with fellow leaders, he again... More »

Trump's Blast at Germany Calls Attention to Huge Pipeline

US worried proposed project would give Russia too much money, influence in Europe

(Newser) - President Trump came out swinging as expected Wednesday at the start of the NATO summit, but he went beyond his familiar criticism that nations such as Germany weren't spending enough on defense. Instead, he called attention to a proposed pipeline that would run gas under the Baltic Sea, from... More »

Trump Tweeted Pfizer Should Be 'Ashamed.' Pfizer Responds

After meeting between Trump and Pfizer CEO Ian Read, company says it will defer price hikes

(Newser) - Last week, Pfizer jacked up the price for several dozen prescription drugs; this week it received a dressing down from President Trump. Now, per the Wall Street Journal , the pharmaceuticals giant has responded to his criticism with a postponement on those price hikes after the company said CEO Ian Read... More »

Trump Lights Into Germany at NATO Breakfast

He says country is 'controlled' by Russia; Angela Merkel isn't having it

(Newser) - In a combative start to his NATO visit, President Trump asserted Wednesday that a pipeline project has made Germany "totally controlled" by and "captive to Russia" and blasted NATO allies' defense spending, opening what was expected to be a fraught summit with a list of grievances involving American... More »

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