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COMING TO AMERICA: President Trump Invites Putin To The White House

US President Donald Trump has invited Vladimir Putin to America according to the latest news making the rounds in the mainstream media.

The visit was offered by telephone last month; the official said when Trump called to congratulate Putin on his re-election.

President Trump Congratulates Putin On Winning Elections

While “Trump proposed holding a meeting at the White House in Washington,” Putin foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov told reporters in Moscow that some issues need to be resolved.

According to a press statement released on Monday, Mr Ushakov said he expects “serious and constructive dialogue” between the two countries. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Trump called Mr. Putin and extended an invitation to America.

The United States and its allies have officially condemned the poisoning to death of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter; Russia on its part has rejected the allegations and plans to begin the process for the deportation of US diplomats from their country, a move that has been sanctioned by the Trump led administration

The case of the Russian interference and the role it played in the 2016 US Presidential Election especially in favor of the Trump campaign is still in the front burner in the United States. In all sincerity, it seems the long standing alliance between the two gentlemen have no end in sight

Trump said in recent weeks that he wants to meet with Putin to discuss current issues, including the campaign to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.

Some Republican Party politicians, have criticized him for congratulating Putin’s on his re-election. Senator John McCain then said, “The US president is not leading the free world by congratulating dictators for winning the elections.” Then, with Vladimir Putin, President Trump insulted all Russian citizens who were denied the right to vote in free and fair elections. ”

Although Senate Sen. Mitch McConnell said that Putin’s appeal “would not be a priority on my list.” Mr. Trump defended his decision on Twitter, noting that President Barack Obama did it in 2012. He wrote on Twitter: “The Fake News Media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong! Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing.

The man in the eye of the storm seems to be on a “no retreat no surrender” mission in mending the age long broken walls between these two eternal rivals. Let me leave you with this as I sign off, “when was the last time a Russian leader visited the US”?



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Anita Gooding

Anita Gooding

My name is Anita, and I'm a UC Berkeley alumna and currently based in Minnesota but from the United Kingdom.
I have been actively involved in political reportage since the days of Bill Clinton in the White House and have always kept tabs on political events in the United Kingdom and the European Union at large. I take special delight in covering the activities of frontline politicians in the US and EU
I joined the Herald Reporter’s team of correspondents in October 2017 out of my passion for journalism to cover US and EU evolving and trending political news.

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