Trump Said That The US Has A Good Relationship With Russia
US President Donald Trump does not see an increase in military tensions with Russia against the background of the pandemic and is convinced that the two countries have "very good relations." He said this on Saturday at a briefing for journalists at the White House.
The American leader was asked whether "US adversaries" such as North Korea, Russia, China, and Iran are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus situation to the detriment of the United States, hindering the implementation of Washington's policy and creating military tensions. "I don't see it. No, I don't see that. We have a very good relationship with Russia, we worked together on the oil deal," Trump replied.
"I worked on this with [Russian President Vladimir Putin] Putin and the king [of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud]. President Putin behaved like a real gentleman, and it was very important to do this (make a deal)," the white house host added.
At the same time, he recalled the sanctions that Washington had previously imposed on Moscow. "No one has behaved more harshly towards Putin than I have. Look at the sanctions, look at what I did with their gas pipeline to Europe (the Nord stream 2 project-approx. TASS), no one even knew about it, I opened it up, and now everyone is talking about it," Trump claimed. "But at the same time, I have very good relations with Putin, I was able to make a deal with Russia and Saudi Arabia, as well as with OPEC+," he added. According to Trump, this agreement will save the American oil industry and jobs in the United States.