Ties between Washington and Moscow deteriorated in the past year over alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 USA presidential campaign.
Two anonymous sources told Buzzfeed that Trump made the remarks at a dinner during the G7 summit in Canada. "But both sides are studying the possibility", - said today the assistant to the President and senior Director for Europe and Russian Federation at the national security Council Richard hooker. But Putin in 2014 alarmed world leaders after moving troops into eastern Ukraine and invading and annexed Crimea and for its support for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine.
Noting that he has proposed for the G7 nations to readmit Russia, which was kicked out of the coalition over the illegal taking of Crimea from Ukraine, President Trump said, "I think it's better to have Russia in, than to have Russia out".
Norwegian politicians have nominated Donald trump for the Nobel peace prize
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President Trump is weighing in on prospective talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying "it's possible" he will meet with him. "They should let Russian Federation come back" according to a quote reported by BBC news.
Those numbers are almost identical for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as 59 percent of Americans say Trump has a "good" relationship with Kim compared to 24 percent who said the opposite.
The "transatlantic unity" mostly likely refers to NATO, a group of countries in North America and Europe that share a military and security alliance.
Meanwhile, the Russian president confirmed on June 10 that he was ready to meet with Trump as soon as the USA was also ready for that.