Vladimir Putin Calls Meeting With Trump ‘Successful’ and on ‘the Path to Positive Change’


On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin came out in full force for President Donald Trump, for whom Putin orchestrated a campaign to sway the American election.

Echoing the sentiments of Trump and his administration, Putin lauded the leaders’ recent summit as “successful” and criticized unspecified forces for sowing a negative perception of Donald Trump and the meeting in Helsinki.

Americans on Twitter found Putin’s praises unsettling.

Putin’s statements bolster Trump’s insistence that the meeting–which was behind closed doors and not transcribed–led to immense progress for U.S.-Russia relations. Trump, like Putin, hailed the meeting and demonized his critics, but unlike Putin, he took to Twitter to do so:

Russia was just one of the topics the president covered Thursday morning through an erratic series of ten tweets in four hours.

Though Putin’s description of the summit is similar to Trump’s, the Russian president contradicted the White House in the statement as well.

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