Donald Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin on election win

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election win and said they would likely meet soon as relations between the two countries grow more strained over allegations of Russia meddling in the US electoral system.

 

 

While speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said, “I congratulated him on the victory, the electoral victory.”

 

“The call had to do also with the fact that we will probably get together in the not too distant future so we can discuss arms, we can discuss the arms race.”

 

The White House later said there were no specific plans for a meeting.

 

Speaking of the arms race, Trump said: “We will never allow anybody to have anything even close to what we have.”

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