‘I don’t think that it’s really about what he was saying’ – Trump on ‘fantastic’ tweet on Russia
President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think the “fantastes” of Russian President Vladimir Putin are “very exciting” for Americans after he tweeted a tweet saying “fantasy is not a reality.”
Trump, in an interview with Fox News on Monday, said he thought Putin would not have the ability to do what he did if he had not had the Russian intelligence services.
He added that he was “surprised” when he was told by intelligence officials that the Russian government did not conduct cyberattacks against Democrats and other targets.
Trump said he thinks Putin is “a terrific leader, and he was elected a great leader” and said he has no doubts about his abilities to do the job.
He said he was very surprised by Putin’s actions.
“He did what he said he would do,” Trump said.
“But I don’t see it as a very exciting thing, because I think you have to be very careful about what you do, because it’s a little bit of a distraction.”
Trump has long claimed he has not been briefed on the Russia investigation, but Trump did say in a Twitter post on Sunday that he “did not get a heads up” about the investigation.
The President also said that he would be “honored” to meet Putin.
Trump on Sunday said he had a “very good relationship” with Putin and said it was “a very positive thing.”