Trump on Putin: "we get along very, very well": CBN interview

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and US President Donald J. Trump (right) meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and US President Donald J. Trump (right) meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.PHOTO: EPA

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (July 12) his lengthy meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit was a good sign and showed the two countries can work together on issues like the ceasefire in Syria where they share interests.

In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said: "I think we get along very, very well. We are a tremendously powerful nuclear power, and so are they. It doesn't make sense not to have some kind of relationship."

The US leader also took a dig at his Democratic campaign rival Hillary Clinton, saying Putin would have been much happier with her as president because she wouldn't have spent as much on the US military as he plans to.