Donald Trump calls European Union a 'foe'

On eve of Russia summit, Trump calls EU foe

His Monday meeting with Putin is set to be the first Russian-U.S. presidential summit since 2010.

Asked about people "surprised" to hear the European Union come before Russian Federation and China, Trump responded that "the European Union is very hard".

Trump meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, three days after special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for hacking Democratic party officials and organizations to interfere with the 2016 USA presidential election.

But after being given the idea by his interviewer, Trump said "certainly I'll be asking about it" although extradition is high unlikely.

Trump flew to Finland, the final stop on a weeklong trip that began last Tuesday, from Scotland.

Trump made the social media post while en route to Helsinki for his meeting with Putin.

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Near Trump's hotel, police roped off a group of about 60 mostly male pro-Trump demonstrators waving American flags. Trump said such sessions are beneficial.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well I might. Asked whether he held the same feelings toward Putin, Saavalainen said his priority was speaking out against the U.S. president. "If we don't realize everything we do has a reaction", Paul said, "we're not going to be very clear on having peace in the world".

"I go in with low expectations", Trump told CBS in Turnberry.

"When we heard that Presidents Trump and Putin were coming to Helsinki, we understood there were going to be hard talks ahead and a lot of tough decisions to be made, and we didn't want any topic to not be discussed", Huuhtanen tells MONEY. "He may come in with maps of Syria or maps of Ukraine, and frankly I think he'll take advantage of this president, who we know doesn't do much prep work before these meetings", Sen.

Asked whether he would press his Russian counterpart to send to the US members of the Russian military intelligence agency accused of hacking Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign, he said: "Well, I might". As for Russian Federation, it's a "foe in certain respects". It doesn't mean anything. "They had bad defenses and they were able to be hacked". Trump has been reluctant to criticize Putin over the years and has described him as a competitor in recent days.

Jon Huntsman, the US ambassador to Russian Federation, said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" that it was critical that the parties not expect too much from the meeting.

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Trump has feuded with the USA news media throughout his 18-month presidency, nearly daily branding stories he doesn't like as "fake news".

Coming directly from Scotland after his visit to Britain, Trump will hold talks with Putin on Monday with only translators.

When Trump meets Putin, he will sit down with a disciplined, detail-oriented and experienced Russian leader who has been on the world stage for more than 18 years, in contrast to 18 months in office for Trump. The leaders also met last fall during a separate summit in Vietnam.

The United States will not look for "deliverables" from Monday's summit with Russian Federation, stressing that talks will be "unstructured", US national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday. "That's a really good thing".

"We have always said that we need dialogue with Russian Federation".

For example, at a press conference held at the close of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit a few days ago, a reporter asked Trump, "What will be your message on Brexit?"

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"We do have a - a political problem where - you know in the United States we have this stupidity going on".

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