The Russian President Vladimir Putin recently met the US President Donald Trump at the G-20 Summit held in Japan. Trump told Putin to not meddle in the 2020 elections when pushed by a reporter’s question. He faced immediate criticism on his delivery of words.
Trump was sitting next to Putin at the G-20 Summit, when he was asked by a reporter that if he would tell “the Russian President to not meddle in the elections”. The question ignited some cross talk in the room and Trump, without even looking at Putin, said “Of course I will. Don’t meddle in the election, president. Don’t meddle in the election”.
The way Trump said and his delivery were taken into immediate headlines by the news agencies. Various reports mentioned that the President’s tone was ” Open to interpretation but would seem to do little to silence questions about Trump’s relationship with Russia in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusion that his campaign did not collude with Russia in 2016″.
The supporters of Trump can say that the question of the reporter was weird and such serious discussion should not be talked out publicly. Whereas, the opposers may say that he lacks the seriousness of defending the country from foreign government’s involvement.
The meeting on Friday would be the first one between the two Presidents before the Mueller Report showed the extensive ways in which Russia tried interfering in the 2016 elections. The Mueller Report, however, did not establish a criminal connection between the associates of Trump and the Kremlin to manipulate the outcome of the elections.
The two leaders are in Osaka currently and just before the meeting, Trump said that he expects a very good conversation. However, he also told reporters that what he says to Putin is none of their business.