UPDATED 10:45 AM PT — Fri. July 13, 2018
President Trump recently unveiled topics of discussion for the upcoming summit with Russia in Finland.
During a joint press conference with the British Prime minister Friday, President Trump said Ukraine, Syria and nuclear proliferation will be discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
President Trump called nuclear proliferation the greatest problem in the world, and said he hopes to eradicate the growing threat.
British Prime Minister Theresa May touted the upcoming meeting with Putin, and made it clear she supports the summit.
The president then pointed fingers, arguing the Obama administration is fully responsible for Russia’s takeover of Crimea.
“Let’s see what happens, but this was an Obama disaster and i think if I were president then he would not have taken over Crimea,” stated President Trump. “During the Obama administration he essentially took over Crimea — I don’t think he would have done that with me as president.”
The president voiced his optimism for the upcoming meeting, saying he is hopeful for a good relationship with Russia.
President Trump and May also praised the recent NATO summit in Brussels, saying it was productive and unifying for the alliance.