US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hailed their much anticipated summit in Helsinki, saying they would build up on the meeting to have more dialogue in the future.
“This was a very constructive day, a very constructive few hours we spent together,” Trump said Monday at a joint press conference after the meeting. “I’m sure we’ll be meeting again in the future, often.”
Before the meeting, Trump blamed the hostile ties between the US and Russia on his own country’s past “foolishness and stupidity.”
Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2018
The US president repeated that assertion after he met with Putin, but included Russia in the criticism as well.
“I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United States has been foolish. We’ve all…