"You need to look at the word, I said it," Trump said during a press conference in Osaka.
Trump said he had had an "enormous discussion" with the Russian leader, suggesting that she would reappear later at their meeting.
"I said it and discussed it a bit," he said.
When he voiced his playful admonition against electoral problems, Putin sat next to him and laughed. Trump's adjutants, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, also smiled.
It was hardly the serious confrontation that many Trump critics ̵
Instead, Trump 's way of bringing lightness into a deep – seated relationship between Washington and Moscow seemed to be. Englisch: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 120 & lang = en. Emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art … = 263 & lang = DE The Russians have a former navy charged with spying allegations arrested and accused by Mueller in his report of having waged a "sweeping and systematic" campaign of influence in the 2016 elections, loyalty to Putin. In part, their suspicions are due to the concealment of those sessions that sometimes took place without attending adjutants or even American interpreters.
It also relies on Trump's general unwillingness to criticize Putin, despite his efforts that violated American interests in the Middle East to Ukraine for electoral security. When Trump traveled to the G20 summit, he accused Japan, India and Germany of criticizing trade and defense issues – but not Russia.