Trump’s Real Reason For Trip: Putin Confirms He And Trump Spoke In Paris

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Last week, President Trump told reporters he had no plans to meet with Vladimir Putin while in Paris.

After telling reporters last week that he had no plans to meet with President Vladimir Putin while in France this weekend, President Donald Trump held a brief meeting with the Russian leader, according to reports from Kremlin officials.

From The Hill:

> President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not discuss a Cold War-era missile treaty, which the U.S. plans to withdraw from, while the two were in Paris on Sunday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Interfax.

> According to the Russian news agency, Trump and Putin spoke briefly while they were both in Paris for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Previously, Trump indicated to U.S. reporters that he would not be meeting with Putin:

> “We haven’t set anything up yet. We don’t know that that’s going to be the right place. I’m going to be in Paris for other reasons, but we will be meeting at the G-20 and probably will have meetings after that,” Trump told reporters last week.

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