Four days after Donald Trump stunned the world by siding with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki over his intelligence agencies, Trump has now invited the Russian President to Washington this autumn.
According to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Trump has already instructed National Security Adviser John Bolton to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this fall and “discussions are already underway.”
In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs. President Trump asked @Ambjohnbolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) July 19, 2018
Trump had earlier praised the Helsinki Summit with Putin:
The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media. I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear……..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2018