Trump says Russia is not 'adversary' of US

Trump says Russia is not 'adversary' of US

US President Donald Trump said he doesn't want to use the word "adversary" to describe Russia.

Trump was asked during an interview with Fox News if Russia is the "chief adversary" of the U.S. "I don’t want to use the word 'adversary,'" Trump replied. "We can work together, everybody can do well and we can live in peace." 

During the interview, Trump was also asked why he believes there is a bipartisan consensus that Russia is the "chief adversary" of the U.S.

Trump replied that he thinks it is "incredible" because Russia helped the U.S. win World War II. "Russia really helped us. I’m not pro-Russia, pro-anybody. I just want to have this country be safe," the Hill cited the US president as saying.

He added that Russia and the United States "control 90% of the nuclear weapons in the world" so it would be good to "get along."  

"I would like to clarify, in a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word 'would' instead of 'wouldn't,' " Trump said. "The sentence should have been, 'I don’t see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.'"

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