Trump discusses North Korea situation with Putin -White House

Sergio Conner
December 18, 2017

During his annual national press conference, Putin dismissed the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 as "spy hysteria" and asked members of the US Congress, "Are you normal at all?"

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump held a phone call on Thursday to discuss "urgent issues" in diplomatic relations between Moscow and Washington.

The former US ambassador to Russia said Friday that it was "shocking" that President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE was allowed to call Russian President Vladimir Putin and thank him for praising the USA economy. "People who do it are inflicting damage to the country's domestic political situation", Mr Putin said.

The two presidents "discussed working together to resolve the very unsafe situation in North Korea", Efe quoted the White House statement as saying on Thursday.

He also praised Trump's "serious achievements" saying: "Look at the markets, how they went up; that speaks about investors' trust in what he does".

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The publicist reportedly reached out several times to Trump's inner circle during the elections. He has also denied collusion with Russian Federation and denounced the ongoing probes as a "hoax".

The leaders talked for about 10 minutes, and national security adviser H.R. McMaster didn't participate in the call, a White House official said.

There is no indication Trump or his assistant followed up on the offer, the Post said. Another added: "It seems to confirm that Trump is a narcissistic toddler who is easily impressed by base flattery and has no intention of implementing the sanctions passed by Congress".

The despot leader and Donald Trump become embroiled in a furious war of words as either side threatened the prospect of military strikes on one another.

Senator Graham said: "I should say there's a three in ten chance we use the military option".

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