Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Donald Trump Calls the European Union a 'Foe' of the U.S.

Donald Trump Calls the European Union a 'Foe' of the U.S.

He now flies to Finland for a meeting with Putin.

Trump also says he "hadn't thought" about asking Putin to extradite the dozen Russian military intelligence officers indicted this past week in Washington on charges related to the hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 USA presidential election, but says "certainly I'll be asking about it".

In a pre-summit interview with CBS News' "Face the Nation" program aired on Sunday, Trump lumped in the European Union with China and Russian Federation as USA economic adversaries. What President Donald Trump truly cares about is "MTGA" - "Make Trump Great Again", and we saw another example of this objective over the weekend.

In the CBS interview, Trump appeared to lay blame for the hacking on the Obama administration and the Democratic Party, not Russian Federation.

"This was during the Obama administration". China is a foe, economically certainly they're a foe.

The U.S. has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can't compel Russian Federation to hand over citizens.

But doing so, Huntsman cautioned, "doesn't necessarily mean that the Russians are going to follow through".

"Germany made a pipeline deal with Russian Federation where they're going to be paying Russian Federation billions and billions of dollars a year for energy, and I say that's not good, that's not fair", Trump said.

Asked if he would discuss extradition with Putin, Trump said that he "might".

It's pretty silly for the president to demand something that he can't get legally.

After months of anticipation, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet on Monday to put to the test the USA president's ambition to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief.

The summit, which comes at one of the most crucial junctures for the West since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, has alarmed some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies who fear Putin might seek a grand deal that undermines the US-led transatlantic alliance.

He also blamed the Democratic National Committee for "allowing themselves to be hacked".

Friday's charges against the 12 Russian officers alleging they hacked Democratic computer networks in 2016 represented the most detailed US accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the election to help Trump.

The US president battled through a downpour at Glasgow Prestwick airport before flying to Finland's capital Helsinki for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. We need to talk about it, " Bolton said.

The president and his wife Melania arrived in Scotland on board Air Force One on Friday evening, before travelling by motorcade to the Trump Turnberry resort - one of two Scottish golf courses he owns.

"As it is now, he has no recourse except to raise it".

Trump will set off on Monday for his summit with Putin in Helsinki, the first one-on-one meeting between the leaders since Trump's November 2016 election.

He was joined in calls to cancel the summit by Republican Arizona Senator John McCain, a frequent Trump critic, who wrote that if Trump is not prepared to hold Putin responsible for election meddling, "the summit in Helsinki should not move forward".

"I go in with low expectations", Trump told CBS in Turnberry. I met him twice, maybe three times.

Greenpeace earlier said they had orchestrated the stunt where a paraglider unfurled a banner with the slogan: "Trump Well Below Par". "I really would feel much better if there were other Americans in the room". "If he even just implicitly suggests that some of Russia's behavior has been okay because of history or whatever other reason he gives", Salonius-Pasternak said, "that, I presume, will have very negative repercussions".

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