Trump calls European Union a 'foe' before arriving in Finland for Putin summit

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

Challenged by the interviewer on this, Mr Trump said the European Union was "very difficult".

Trump added although he respects European Union leaders, he described the 28-member bloc as "very hard".

EU Council President Donald Tusk said anyone calling the EU foes was spreading "fake news".

Jeffrey Mankoff, a Russian Federation expert at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies said: 'Trump has maybe a little less room to maneuver if he wants to downplay the issue or pretend that it's not real'.

A billboard is pictured on Presidents Donald Trump's route from the airport to his meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. "We have to start to set them right", added Ushakov.

A probe over allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election has clouded Trump's presidency. He also insisted that he had been "far tougher" with Russian Federation than has been recognised by the "dishonest" media, and would "absolutely" bring up the question of election meddling.

"That's what one of the purposes of this meeting is, so the president can see eye to eye with President Putin and ask him about it", he said.

They have met twice before on the sidelines of global summits.

CNN reported in January previous year that then-FBI director James Comey told a Senate panel that "old emails" of the Republican National Committee had been the target of hacking - but the material was not publicly released - and there was no sign the current RNC or the Trump campaign had been successfully hacked. Most U.S. officials see Putin as an unsavoury character on the world stage.

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Trump will take part in a one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday.

It also raised further questions about possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, as the conspirators allegedly began a spear-phishing offensive against Clinton and members of her team the same day Trump publicly called on Russian Federation to find his opponent's missing emails - a comment members of Trump's team have dismissed as a joke.

Mr Huntsman was interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press" and Mr Paul appeared on CNN's "State of the Union".

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has warned Trump against making any unilateral deals with Russian Federation that come with a cost for the United States' Western allies. On Friday, the U.S. Justice Department indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers over alleged crimes tied to Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election in 2016.

When asked by CBS if he would ask Putin to extradite the Russians to the United States, Trump said he hadn't thought of that idea but that he might.

"I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume none of them are lawyers because the United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russian Federation, so it's pretty hard to imagine how that would happen", he said. "I did it. You got me,"' Trump said on Friday, invoking a television detective. "But certainly, I'll be asking about it".

They are accused of using keystroke reading software to spy on the chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and hack into the party's computers.

"America and the European Union are best friends".

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