Donald Trump news latest – Ex-President slams Biden over Putin summit saying it was a 'good day for Russia'

FORMER President Donald Trump slammed Joe Biden for his performance meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in this week's summit.

Appearing on Fox News's Hannity show, Trump said Biden made it a "good day for Russia."

“I guess overall we didn’t get anything, we gave a very big stage to Russia and we got nothing.”

It was “performance art,” Trump said, adding, “I don’t see what we got out of it.”

Earlier, Trump announced he would be holding a rally in Cleveland, Ohio on June 26. He won the state by 8 points in the 2020 election and is expected to throw his support behind several 2022 midterm candidates.

Read our Donald Trump live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    PUTIN CALLED BIDEN 'UGLY' IN INTERVIEW

    Putin sat down with NBC this week, marking his first interview with American media in three years.

    The Russian deflected recent criticism leveled against him by Biden, insisting: "Don't be mad at the mirror if you are ugly."

    Putin also accused the US of "targeting its citizens over their political opinions", pointing to the arrests of January 6th rioters.

    "We have a saying: 'Don't be mad at the mirror if you are ugly,'" he said.

    "It has nothing to do with you personally. But if somebody blames us for something, what I say is, why don't you look at yourselves? You will see yourselves in the mirror, not us."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BIDEN BLASTS TRUMP'S 'PHONY POPULISM'

    The President was asked what he's been telling world leaders who fear the "continued hold" Trump has over the Republican Party in the aftermath of the January 6 riots.

    "It is a shock and a surprise that what’s happened in terms of the consequences of President Trump’s phony populism has happened," Biden said.

    "And it is disappointing that so many of my Republican colleagues in the Senate, who I know know better, have been reluctant to take on, for example, an investigation [into the January 6 insurrection], because they are worried about being primaried."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BIDEN ACCIDENTALLY CALLED PUTIN TRUMP

    Biden mistook the Russian President for the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, as he delved into what was discussed at the long-awaited summit at a press conference.

    He then quickly corrected himself, before continuing to speak about his discussions during the four-hour-long meeting.

    "I caught part of President Trump's … eh Putin's … press conference," Biden said.

    "He talked about the need for us to have some kind of modus operandi where we dealt with making sure that the Arctic was, in fact, a free zone," Biden said, continuing on from the blunder.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    GOP PUSH TO MAKE BIDEN 'ONE-TERM PRESIDENT'

    McConnell last month, declared that he was "100 percent" focused on "stopping" this administration.

    He said: "We're confronted with severe challenges from a new administration and a narrow majority of Democrats in the House and a 50-50 Senate to turn America into a socialist country."

    The Kentucky senator said "that's 100 percent of my focus."

  • Catherina Gioino

    TRUMP WISHES BIDEN WELL

    "His age is the problem and I want him to do well."

    "I want him to go out and do well. I think the election was unbelievably unfair but I want this guy to go out and do well for our country."

    "I don't want to see a scene like that I watched that yesterday."

    "I thought it was terrible. That was terrible what was happening."

  • Catherina Gioino

    TRUMP SAID CHINA NEEDS TO PAY FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

    When asked if he wants China to pay $10 trillion to the US, Trump said it's even larger.

    "Well, the number is much higher than that but there's only so much they can pay and that's to us."

    "To the world, the number is bigger, throughout the world."

    "Look at countries that have been destroyed over what they did, and whether by accident or not, and I would hope that it was accident."

    "I hope that it was through incompetence or an accident."

  • Catherina Gioino

    TRUMP BELIEVES COVID WAS A "TERRIBLE ACCIDENT"

    The former president told Hannity that he believes the coronavirus was a terrible accident.

    "You see that the horrible bad, horrible thing that came at us from China, and came at us from the Wuhan lab."

    "It changed my whole line of thinking and I really hope and I believe it was an accident."

    "It was incompetence. I guess some people don't necessarily agree with that."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    HILLARY CLINTON SAYS TRUMP IS 'DOING PUTIN'S WORK'

    During an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning, Clinton slammed Trump, noting that "we never thought we had to worry about domestic enemies" before the previous president.

    "The problem is that Trump has elevated him," she claimed. "Trump, from the very beginning, even when he was running in 2016, lifted up Russia.

    "So it's difficult to say let's turn the clock back and go from where I thought we were when I left being secretary of State.

    "I never thought I would see some of what we saw during the four years of the Trump administration."

  • Catherina Gioino

    TRUMP WOULD HAVE LOVED TO TAKE OFF RUSSIA'S SANCTIONS

    Trump said he was the best person to deal with Russia as president.

    "I got along really well with him, nobody was tougher on Russia, he [Putin] would say that."

    "And I would I was loving the idea of taking them [sanctions] off," he said.

    "I would have loved to have taken them off as soon as they got their act together. I think we had a great shot at having an unbelievable relationship with Russia."

    "It could have been fantastic. It could have been really beneficial to both countries you know they need economics."

  • Catherina Gioino

    TRUMP CLAIMS HE DIDN'T GET INVOLVED IN THE DOJ INVESTIGATION INTO HIS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

    Trump claimed on Hannity that he didn't get involved into the DOJ probe into his international affairs, namely with his connections in Russia and Ukraine.

    "Literally from the day of that wonderful ride down the escalator, from that moment on, investigation after investigation," he said.

    "The DOJ didn't do anything about it. I guess they felt they wanted to be soft."

    "I left that up to DOJ, I left that up to the people running DOJ, and I wasn't involved, I would say that probably maybe less involved than I should have been."

    "Maybe I should have been forcing it. But a lot of very guilty people were not in any way prosecuted."

  • Catherina Gioino

    TRUMP: TODAY "WAS A GOOD DAY FOR RUSSIA"

    Former President Donald Trump called today's meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin a "good day for Russia."

    "I guess overall we didn't get anything, we gave a very big stage to Russia and we got nothing."

    It was "performance art," Trump said, adding "I don't see what we got out of it."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    PUTIN CALLED FOR US TO WORK WITH RUSSIA ON CYBERATTACKS

    Putin called for the US and Russia to work together to fight cyberattacks, saying: "It is our great hope that we will be able to set up this process with our US partners."

    Washington has repeatedly accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 and 2020 US elections.

    Earlier this year, Biden blacklisted six Russian technology companies for "carrying out Russian government-directed attempts to influence the 2020 US presidential election, and other acts of disinformation and interference."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN PLANES FACE OFF

    In response to the Russian Navy conducting what officials called its largest exercise in the Pacific Ocean since the end of the Cold War, US defense officials said that on Sunday said that USAF F-22s were dispatched to meet Russian bombers near Hawaii.

    Russia's exercise, which took place about 300-500 miles west of Hawaiian shores, includes surface ships, anti-submarine aircraft, and long-range bombers.

    The US sent the fighter jets to respond to the bomber flights, but the bombers didn't enter the Air Defense Identification Zone and were not intercepted.

    US officials also said a US carrier strike group headed by the USS Vinson was operating about 200 miles east of Hawaii.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BIDEN GAVE PUTIN AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

    After the two leaders met, Biden gifted Putin a pair of custom aviator sunglasses and a crystal bison sculpture, The Hill reports.

    The shades, which were modeled on Biden's own pair, were made by Randolph USA, a company that produces glasses for American fighter pilots.

    The crystal bison, which was set on a cherry wood base to symbolize George Washington's cherry tree, is the national mammal of the United States.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    TRUMP AND PUTIN ARE 'MALE POSERS'

    "Both Trump and Putin are great Alpha male posers and Trump was adept at using power shakes and power pats to register physical dominance over his opponents," a top body language expert said.

    "Trump’s handshakes with Putin were much more of a man-to-man engagement than this frosty one between Biden and Putin.

    "The men looked like fighters about to go into the ring but there was also a look of grudging respect as they took one another on personally.

    "One of Trump’s most aggressive greeting techniques was the ‘Shake and Yank’ where he would shake hands and then suddenly yank on his opponent’s hand to put them off-balance and in his ‘control’.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT GIVES TAKE ON BIDEN-PUTIN MEETING

    A top body language expert said Trump squared up to Vladimir Putin like a chest-thumping prizefighter unlike "scared" Joe Biden.

    The current US president was accused of looking like a "mourner" during today's top level summit with the Russian leader in Switzerland.

    He was said to have exuded an air of fear as the world watched the start of the high-profile head-to-head in Geneva.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BIDEN SNAPS 'I'M NOT CONFIDENT ABOUT ANYTHING'

    The US president was leaving the stage as a White House correspondent yelled the question at him.

    Appearing irate, Biden quickly turned back and began to approach the pool of reporters to answer the question.

    "I'm not confident I'm going to change his behavior," the president snapped.

    "What the hell? What do you do all the time? When did I say I was confident?"

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    BIN LADEN'S NIECE PROTESTED PUTIN-BIDEN MEETING

    Noor Bin Ladin, 33, the niece of Osama Bin Laden, claimed she almost faced arrest after organizing a pro-Trump boat flotilla on Lake Geneva on Tuesday, a day before the highly anticipated meeting.

    The Swiss national, who has been a vocal Trump supporter for years, claimed on her social media accounts that two police boats were sent out to stop their small boat as she protested.

    She was pictured in a white bikini holding up a "Trump won" banner while another small boat carried a woman waving "Trump 2020" and American flags.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP TOUTS FUTURE POLITICAL PLANS

    Trump will hold a rally in Cleveland, Ohio on June 26, USA TODAY confirmed.

    He is expected to rally support for his 2022 midterm endorsements, including White House aid Max Miller and coal lobbyist Mike Carey.

    He said he also accepted an invitation to visit the nation's "decimated" southern border at the end of the month.

    "I have accepted the invitation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to join him on an official visit to our Nation's decimated Southern Border on Wednesday, June 30, 2021," the statement says.

  • Katie Balevic

    PUTIN HAD FOND WORDS FOR TRUMP AND CRITICISM FOR BIDEN

    Putin also sat down with NBC this week, marking his first interview with American media in three years.

    The Russian deflected recent criticism leveled against him by Biden, insisting: "Don't be mad at the mirror if you are ugly."

    Putin also accused the US of "targeting its citizens over their political opinions", pointing to the arrests of January 6th rioters.

    "It has nothing to do with you personally. But if somebody blames us for something, what I say is, why don't you look at yourselves? You will see yourselves in the mirror, not us."

    Elsewhere in the interview, Putin offered fond words for former President Donald Trump, who was accused throughout his four-year term of cozying up to the Russian leader.

    "Mr. Trump is an extraordinary individual, talented individual. Otherwise, he would not have become US president," Putin said. "He is a colorful individual."

    However, Putin added that there's a need for "predictability and stability" in Russia's relations with the United States.

    "This is something we haven't seen in recent years," Trump said.

  • Katie Balevic

    BIDEN BLASTS TRUMP'S 'PHONY POPULISM'

    Joe Biden blasted what he called former President Donald Trump's "phony populism" – using the world stage of his first NATO summit yesterday to criticize his predecessor.

    Speaking from NATO's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Biden also rebuked Republican lawmakers who have been too afraid to take a stand against Trump because of the impact it may have on their careers.

    The Democrat's remarks came after he was asked what he's been telling world leaders who fear the "continued hold" Trump has over the Republican Party in the aftermath of the January 6 riots.

    "It is a shock and a surprise that what’s happened in terms of the consequences of President Trump’s phony populism has happened," Biden said.

    "And it is disappointing that so many of my Republican colleagues in the Senate, who I know know better, have been reluctant to take on, for example, an investigation [into the January 6 insurrection], because they are worried about being primaried."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP AND PUTIN ARE 'ALPHA MALES'

    "Both Trump and Putin are great Alpha male posers and Trump was adept at using power shakes and power pats to register physical dominance over his opponents," Judi James told the Sun.

    "Trump’s handshakes with Putin were much more of a man-to-man engagement than this frosty one between Biden and Putin.

    "The men looked like fighters about to go into the ring but there was also a look of grudging respect as they took one another on personally.

    "Trump’s shake with Putin involved a hand clamp but Putin appeared to clamp back, adding a thumb clamp to the top of the shake for added power.
    Trump fixed Putin with a dominant stare as they shook and Putin stared back.

    "One of Trump’s most aggressive greeting techniques was the ‘Shake and Yank’ where he would shake hands and then suddenly yank on his opponent’s hand to put them off-balance and in his ‘control’.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP USED 'BODY LANGUAGE' IN PUTIN MEETINGS

    Judi James told the Sun Online that Trump had a formula when it came to dealing with rivals and it was based largely on animal behavior.

    "He began by the equivalent to chest-banging by firing trash-talk at his opponents. Mimicking a state of aggressive arousal to intimidate, this would signal strength and a lack of fear prior to their meeting," she said.

    "Biden did produce his own version with the ‘killer’ comment about Putin, but instead of holding his nerve and standing firm pre-meet like Trump he caved at a press conference at the NATO summit."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP'S STATEMENT ANNOUNCING HE WILL VISIT US-MEXICO BORDER

  • Katie Balevic

    GIULIANI WORKED WITH YOUTUBE CONSPIRACY THEORIST, EMAILS SHOW

    Emails made public by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee show Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows tried to get investigators to look at allegations in a YouTube video by a former intelligence officer named Brad Johnson.

    He alleged individuals in Italy were manipulating votes in the United States through satellites, Politico reported.

    Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said Johnson was collaborating with Trump lawyer and former mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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