Trump Says He Sees The European Union As A 'Foe' Of US

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference after participating in the NATO Summit in Brussels Belgium

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference after participating in the NATO Summit in Brussels Belgium

President Donald Trump is calling the US news media "the enemy of the people" as he prepares to meet with Russia's Vladimir Putin, who has cracked down on the free press at home.

Asked whether he would press Mr. Putin to send to the USA members of the Russian military intelligence agency accused of hacking email servers of Hillary Clinton's campaign, he said: "Well, I might".

"If the Russians wanted to exfiltrate data from the RNC and use it against Donald Trump, they would have done so", Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday. It doesn't mean anything. "They had bad defenses and they were able to be hacked".

Russia's actions in east Ukraine, Syria, and allegations the Kremlin may be responsible for the poisoning of a former Russian spy - and the related death of a British national just last week from a Russian-made nerve agent on British soil - has only exacerbated the distrust. Near Trump's hotel, police roped off a group of about 60 mostly male pro-Trump demonstrators waving American flags.

"Well, I might", Trump said when Glor asked about possibly extraditing the Russians.

"As for Ukraine, no compromise is visible for the time being, since President Trump can not lift sanctions while bypassing Congress", she noted.

Trump said he was approaching the Putin meeting "with low expectations..."

"He told me I should sue the European Union - not go into negotiations", May told the BBC. It means that they are competitive.

The president will go into the summit followed by whispers about his ties to Moscow, questions that have grown only more urgent since the Justice Department last week indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of interfering in the 2016 election in an effort to help Trump.

When asked by CBS if he would ask Putin to extradite the Russians to the US, Trump said he had not thought of that idea but that he might.

The United States has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can't compel Russian Federation to hand over citizens.

The source with knowledge of Trump's discussions said Putin is still eager to form a joint Russia-US cybersecurity unit, which remains unlikely.

In an interview excerpt airing on the network's "Face The Nation" program on Sunday, Trump declared that he views the European Union as an enemy to the U.S.

"Nothing bad is going to come out of it, and maybe some good will come out", he said, pointing to other summits he has held with the leaders of China and North Korea.

Putin is regarded as creating a culture of violence and impunity that has resulted in the killing of some Russian journalists.

Trump posted three tweets on hs upcoming trip and criticized negativity from the media and Democrats. More than anything else, he sees Monday's summit as an opportunity to develop good rapport with Trump and set the stage for regular high-level contacts.

"If I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russian Federation over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn't good enough - that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition!" he tweeted.

Putin will head to the Finnish capital on a diplomatic high after presiding over Sunday's World Cup final in Moscow, basking in the glow of a trouble-free tournament that burnished Russia's credentials.