The American leader considers the Russian president to be an important factor in the world political arena.
US President Donald Trump would extend an invitation to the G7 summit to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, he said during a White House briefing on Monday, August 10.
вЂњI would certainly invite him to a meeting. I think that he is an important character,вЂќ said the head of the White House.
Trump also said that he is considering the possibility of holding a G7 summit after the US elections scheduled for November 3.
вЂњI am more determined to do this sometime after the elections,вЂќ he stressed.
At the same time, the US President told reporters that Russia and China would not be thrilled if he won the presidential elections.
вЂњChina really wants us to lose. And you know, who is not happy with our victory yet? Russia,вЂќ Trump added.
According to him, one of the reasons for Russia's dissatisfaction with Trump as head of the White House is the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
вЂњI opened the terrible agreement between Germany and Russia on the pipeline. Nobody even knew about the existence of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Nobody knew about it, nobody talked about it,вЂќ the American leader said.