But for the United States, and frankly the U.K. and other places, to get along with Russian Federation and China and all of these other places...that's a good thing, that's not a bad thing. He also told CBS that he was going into it with "low expectations". "I'm not going with high expectations". "Look, I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim was a good thing.
Nothing bad is going to come out of it, and maybe some good will come out", the president said in broadcast excerpts.
Russia's president is likely to resist the "temptation" to deal with the USA directly, disregarding the interests of the EU, Kortunov believes, especially as tensions between Donald Trump and European leaders are soaring. Putin has met with three previous USA presidents before Mr. Trump, but there has never been such a private session of this magnitude between Putin and a US leader.
He said that Russian Federation is a foe "in certain respects" and that China is a foe "economically. but that doesn't mean they are bad". It doesn't mean anything. They're a foe. But that doesn't mean they're bad. Will Trump recognize Putin's annexation of Crimea, or merely fawn over him in post-conversation interviews?
With that in mind, a senior House of Representatives Republican told CBS's "Face the Nation" that Trump should ask Putin in Helsinki which airport the Russian hackers will be extradited to for being taken into USA custody. He's representing Russian Federation. I'm representing the United States.
Trump also said: "Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people". Meanwhile, his criticisms of countries in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation failing to pay their fair share is yet another example of Trump providing fake news to support his shaky argument.
Trump and Putin are scheduled to meet in Finland on Monday - without any of their aides or administration members - for a 90-minute sit-down.
Just half an hour had been blocked out for Trump and Putin to meet in Hamburg, Germany, during a summit of leaders of the world's largest economies.
Trump was personally briefed by US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein shortly before leaving for his seven-day European trip, which caps off Monday in the Nordic capital with the one-on-one Putin summit.More news: Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok denies bias at hearing full of fireworks
Mr Huntsman said the meeting will go on, arguing that some global issues can't be solved without Russian engagement.
"The collective blood pressure between the United States and Russian Federation is off-the-charts high so it's a good thing these presidents are getting together", he said.
The outlines of what would be a hugely controversial deal have emerged in press reports that suggest Putin is keen to exploit Trump's desire to pull United States troops out of Syria by offering to rein in Iranian influence there.
Bolton said Trump would talk about the issue with Putin.
He also argued that Trump is entering the summit with a stronger hand because of the indictments.
But he said he found it "hard to believe" Mr Putin did not know about the alleged election hacking and the subject would be mentioned.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said it's inevitable that Russian Federation will interfere in US elections and that it's pointless for Trump to confront Putin about it.
"The DNC should be ashamed of themselves for allowing themselves to be hacked".
"The collective blood pressure between the United States and Russian Federation is off-the-charts high so it's a good thing these presidents are getting together", he said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press".