Trump says Putin "competitor" not "enemy"
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
BRUSSELS, July 12 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "competitor" and "not my enemy" ahead of a planned bilateral meeting.
"He is a competitor," Trump said in a press conference at the end of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels. "Is he my enemy? He is not my enemy ... Hopefully someday maybe he will be a friend. I just don't know him very well."
Trump is scheduled to meet Putin in Finland on July 16. He said he would talk to ...