Nobody has been tougher on Russia than him, says Trump

Nobody has been tougher on Russia than him, says Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said “nobody has been tougher” on Russia than him even as he expressed hope that having a good relationship with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would be a “great thing”. Trump’s comments came on Tuesday during a meeting with leaders of the Baltic states–Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania–a day after the White House confirmed the President invited Putin to the Oval Office for a potential meeting. “I think we’ll be able to have great dialogue, I hope. And, if we can’t, you’ll be the first to know about it. Nobody’s been tougher on Russia than I have,” he said.
Trump was asked if he considered Putin a friend or a foe.
“It’s a real possibility that I could have a good relationship. And remember this: Getting along with Russia is a good thing. Getting along with China is a good thing. Getting along with other countries, including your three countries, is a good thing, not a bad thing,” Trump told reporters at a White House joint news conference with Baltic leaders.