Ahead Of 1-On-1 Meeting, Russian Foreign Ministry Responds To Trump Tweet With 2 Words

Over social media on Monday, President Trump lambasted previous administrations and their dealings with Russia. He said the current relationship between the two countries has “never been worse” due to “foolishness and stupidity” expressed by the Obama administration and others.

“Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!” Trump tweeted ahead of his one-on-one meeting with Russian President Putin.

The Russian Foreign Ministry responded to the critical review with two simple words.

“We agree,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia said over social media.

The Daily Wire writes:

The tweets were rifled off before President Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Monday summit. As noted by The Hill, Trump plans on speaking to Putin about election meddling, as he previously has, though he expects denial from Putin. “I will absolutely bring that up. I don’t think you’ll have any ‘Gee, I did it, I did it, you got me.’ There won’t be a Perry Mason here,” said Trump on Friday.

On Friday, it was announced that 12 Russian citizens were indicted as a result of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Democratic National Committee (DNC) hacking.

There has yet to be any evidence of the Trump campaign “colluding” with the Russian government.

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Ahead of the meeting between Trump and Putin, the two world leaders hosted a conference where Trump said he hopes the U.S. and Russia “will end up having an extraordinary relationship.”

“Getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing,” Trump added, as Fox News Insider reports.

As ABC News reports, Special Counsel Robert Mueller put some increased pressure on Trump ahead of his meeting by announcing indictments against 12 Russian individuals.

“The stakes are high for the summit. Just days before Trump arrived in Helsinki, special counsel Robert Mueller issued indictments on 12 Russian spies for their alleged interference in the 2016 election,” the report reads. And:

News of action by Mueller added additional pressure on the president to address election meddling and hold Putin accountable for Russian aggression. Monday’s meeting loomed large over each leg of the president’s tour.

At NATO, allied leaders condemned Russian aggression in Eastern Europe and British Prime Minister Theresa May said at a news conference with Trump, she welcomed, “the strong response from the U.S. on the poisonings in Salisbury.”

Trump said election interference, along with Syria, Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and meddling will be among the topics on the table Monday.

“I know you’ll ask will we be talking about meddling. And I will absolutely bring that up. I don’t think you’ll have any, ‘Gee, I did it. I did it. You got me.’ There won’t be a Perry Mason here, I don’t think. But you never know what happens, right? But I will absolutely firmly ask the question,” Trump said at Chequers, May’s residence, Friday.

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