Politics

Trump Invites Putin Back To Washington, DC, For First Time Since 2001

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington, D.C., for a meeting via his national security advisor John Bolton, as White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced on Twitter Thursday.

The visit will mark Putin’s first to D.C. since November of 2001. Trump hinted he would do so in a Thursday morning tweet, saying:

 

Trump spent much of Thursday morning fuming about the coverage of his Monday summit with Putin during which he ignited a media firestorm after his press conference during which he appeared to give some credence to the Russian president’s claim that he did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election, despite being told the opposite by his intelligence community leaders.