F-16 fighter jets intercepted planes in restricted airspace during Biden’s Southern California visit MORE was invited by President Trump to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Germany.
“I think President Trump should have asked for the meeting, and I think it would have been a very good meeting,” Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy Christopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocratic senator calls for’more flexible’ medical supply chain to counter pandemics The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Don’t expect a government check anytime soon GOP chairman to release interim report on Biden probe ‘in your best interests’ MORE (Conn.) said in a CNN interview Wednesday.
“I don’t think a head-of-state visit by a foreign head of state can be called a ‘crisis,’” he said. “The biggest crisis that we have right now is the Trump economy. He can’t deliver a foreign policy that makes America great again.”
Trump said he wanted to meet with Putin in the lead-up to the summit on the sidelines of the gathering of world’s 20 largest economies.
He claimed in a tweet that he and Putin had discussed Syria, Ukraine and U.S. sanctions along with North Korean nuclear negotiations.
Trump and Putin met in July at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on what officials described as the “best ever” conversation between the two leaders.