Caught on hot mic! As reporters were being ushered out of the room during the public portion of their meeting at G20 summit, Vladimir Putin jokingly asked President Trump
“These are the ones that insulted you?”
Trump laughed and responded, “These are the ones.” Putin seemed pretty amused as well.
The joke quickly made the rounds on social media after the English translation was dropped:
The Trumps both met Putin for the first time on Friday, as the world’s top leaders gathered in Hamburg, Germany at the G20.
President Trump’s conversation with Putin signified the first time the Republican brought up Russia‘s hacking of the 2016 presidential election, which Putin promptly denied.
With the day’s business out of the way, the leaders enjoyed a concert and then a Friday night dinner, in which couples were split up and not seated with their spouses.
That’s how Melania Trump ended up next to Putin, with President Trump seated down the way, closer to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The first lady, who grew up in Slovenia, then a part of Yugoslavia, knows several languages including German, which the Russian president also speaks.
- Twenty iPhones and the same number of Nokias are available for preorder in a limited edition offer, with prices starting from 149,000 rubles (around $2,500 )
( RT ) A Russian-Italian company specializing in customizing mobile phones with precious materials hasn’t overlooked the upcoming meeting of the two superpowers’ leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit, offering to celebrate the encounter with a special gadget.
With nothing considered to be over the top for the Caviar atelier, the company has now prepared 3D portraits of the Russian president and his US counterpart. Depicted neck-to-neck and covered in fine gold, the two leaders are ready to be added to either classic Nokia 3310 or an iPhone7.
” The fact that they’re looking in one direction undoubtedly expresses everyone’s desire of a progress in Russian-American relations,” the company wrote on its webpage.
The summit’s logo, as well as the date of Putin-Trump meeting – 7/7, 2017 – will also be engraved on the titanium covered gadgets.
The choice of material, which is very much shockproof, is aimed to symbolize “adherence to principles and firmness necessary to stand by the country’s interests.”
Twenty iPhones and the same number of Nokias are available for preorder in a limited edition offer, with prices starting from 149,000 rubles (around $2,500 )
Click bait Hate machine The Washington Post run their latest hit piece against Trump using a joke by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA ) last year.
The Washington Post released the latest salvo in the media’s effort to take down President Donald Trump on Wednesday: a joke made last year by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) suggesting that Russian President Vladimir Putin pays Trump.
The joke occurred during a private conversation involving the House Republican leadership. The conversation was recorded. The exchange — from the transcript alone, since the Post has not made the audio available — is as follows:
McCarthy: The Russians hacked the DNC and got the opp [sic] research that they had on Trump.
Ryan: The Russian’s [sic] hacked the DNC…
McHenry: …to get oppo…
Ryan: …on Trump and like delivered it to…to who?
McCarthy: There’s…there’s two people, I think, Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump…[laughter]…swear to God.
Ryan: This is an off the record…[laughter]…NO LEAKS…[laughter]…alright?! [Laughter]
Ryan: This is how we know we’re a real family here.
The full context of the conversation is unclear, but the House leadership appeared to be discussing the crisis in the Ukraine, and Russian efforts to spread disinformation there. The apparent target of the joke is Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), whom the Post describes uncharitably as “a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.”
The Post‘s Adam Entous does not explain why he did not post the audio of the conversation, but two reasons seem possible: one, the laughter on the audio would underline the fact that McCarthy’s comments were intended to be humorous; two, the volume of different voices might reveal who had made, and leaked, the recording.
PUTIN: RUSSIA WILLING TO RELEASE TRANSCRIPTS TO PROVE TRUMP DID NOT GIVE CLASSIFIED INFO TO DIPLOMATS
( Breitbart ) Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is willing to share what transpired between President Donald Trump and Russian diplomats during recent meetings, which will show that no classified intelligence was discussed.
Speaking at a joint press conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Wednesday, Putin said he had “no other explanation” for the claim made by U.S. left-wing media that Trump revealed classified intelligence to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak, except that he believes there is an atmosphere of “political schizophrenia” in Washington:
Russia threatens to reveal secrets they have made with Obama! When asked about the current state of U.S.-Russia relations, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova Russia may “publish leaks” about “secrets” the Obama administration asked the Russian government to keep private.
As per mid.ru:
Question: How do you see the future of Russian-US diplomatic relations in the context of the current atmosphere in Washington? Can you confirm that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will come to Moscow in April?
Also, I would like to say that if the practice of leaking information that concerns not just the United States but also Russia, which has become a tradition in Washington in the past few years, continues, there will come a day when the media will publish leaks about the things that Washington asked us to keep secret, for example, things that happened during President Obama’s terms in office. Believe me, this could be very interesting information.
Our American colleagues must decide if they respect the diplomatic procedure, if they keep their word on the arrangements made between us, primarily arrangements made at their own request, or we create a few very nice surprises for each other.
( Daily Mail ) The coldest handshake: Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin photographed in brief frosty exchange at Peru summit – amid angry clash over Syria and Russian support for Trump
- President Obama pictured speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin
- Two leaders spoke briefly at an economic summit in Peru on Sunday
- They stood off to the side before shaking hands and taking their seats
- It is their first known conversation since Donald Trump was elected
- It comes amid speculation about whether Trump’s election might herald a more conciliatory U.S. approach to Russia