Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Trump says being ‘very tough’ in talks with Putin

Trump says being ‘very tough’ in talks with Putin

China poses a bigger problem for the United States compared to Russian Federation in terms of interfering into the American presidential election in 2016, President Donald Trump said in an interview with CBS television channel, TASS reports.

Let's look at the background: The wide ranging interview on Sunday, October 14, by correspondent Lesley Stahl on the CBS 60 Minutes program turned to President Trump's relationship with Russian Federation. And she said, 'When the two boys laughed at me, at my expense.' And then I watched you mimic her and thousands of people were laughing at her."Do you think you treated her with respect?"

"Of course they shouldn't do it", Trump added.

Responding to a question about whether Russian Federation intervened in elections in 2016, trump confirmed Russia's intervention, but noted that "China, too, intervened". "And I think, frankly, China is a bigger problem". "I don't think they want to be healed".

"I think he's sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth", Trump said.

Wallace also pointed out to Cui that FBI Director Christopher Wray describes China as "the number-one greatest intelligence threat that the USA faces".

"They meddled", he said.

Asked after his Putin comments whether he thought Moscow meddled in the 2016 presidential election, Trump said he didn't think it was just Russian Federation. "I hope, and I'm sure, this will continue", Cui said. In the same interview, he also said China interferes in United States elections and the trade war with China was actually a "skirmish".

Trump has levied billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese imports as he presses Beijing to change restrictive trade practices that he says unfairly hurt American businesses and innovators.

"No, no, although they're down 32% in four months, which is 1929", the President said.

"I don't want to pledge", he added.

"China voted for all existing sanctions, and we have implemented all the United Nations resolutions - we have implemented them faithfully".

Trump told Stahl that he trusts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but also warned, "That doesn't mean I can't be proven wrong".

"I get along with him really well", Trump said of Kim.

"The President continued", Look, let it be whatever it is.

Trump sparred at times with Stahl during the interview, declaring twice, "I'm not a baby", and one point growing testy when Stahl tried to interrupt him to ask a question. Look at the disgusting threats that were made.

The President was evasive when asked whether defense secretary James Mattis would be leaving his post at the Pentagon.

"US President [Donald Trump] did not come up with any direct accusations [against Putin in the "60 Minutes" interview]", Peskov said. "He hasn't told me that".

"He is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a formal invitation", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday, adding that the President also looks forward to hosting Putin in the United States next year.

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