Trump Abruptly Cancels Planned Meeting With Putin Via Twitter
President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly cancelled his planned meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the upcoming G-20 summit in Argentina.
Trump blamed the cancellation on the failure of Russia to return ship and sailors recently seized from Ukraine.
But the scuttling of the sitdown came an hour after he told reporters that he would probably meet with Putin.
And it came just two hours after Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the president’s involvement in an aborted real-estate deal in Moscow.
Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 29 November 2018