Trump again comments on Helsinki meeting with Putin
U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking at a campaign rally in Minnesota, was defending his conduct at a July summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Trump also joked that he would "do very well" in a physical boxing match against Putin.
"With Putin of Russia they said, 'He was too nice'. That was a great meeting. They want me to get into a boxing match with him," the U.S. President said. After a dramatic pause, Trump smiled and added, "I think I'd do very well."
"They said with Russia he was too nice, he was too nice. With North Korea, they said he was too tough, he was too tough," Trump noted. "Let me tell you, if I was really rough with Russia, they would say he was too tough. These people are loco, I'm telling you, loco. These people are crazy. The fake news," the Washington Examiner cited him as saying.