Washington: Putin happens to run one of most powerful countries on Earth
US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani supports Trumps' upcoming face-to-face summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"He has to sit down with Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Putin happens to run one of the most powerful countries on Earth," Giuliani told NBC’s 'Meet the Press'.
Given Putin’s nuclear arsenal and "very aggressive" posture, Trump should sit down with Putin in Helsinki on July 16, according to him.
"I don’t think he has a choice. I think it’s a sign of how confident the president is that he did nothing wrong. He’s not going to be stopped by this," New York Post cited the lawyer as saying.
"If you know Donald Trump, it’s not going to stop him one bit. Any more than it’ll stop him from doing any other thing. And he’s ready to try to regularize things with Putin. But Putin’s going to have to meet him more than halfway," Giuliani added.