REPORT: Trump To Hold First Call As President With Putin Over The Weekend
Among the many reasons why Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was historic, is the chance at a true “reset” of relations between the U.S. and Russia. Up until the final days of his presidency, Obama saber rattled with Putin, sending troops into countries bordering Russia. According to Sputnik News, Trump and Putin will finally have the opportunity to begin mending relations as early as this weekend:
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to hold telephone talks with US President Donald Trump over the weekend, an NBC White House correspondent reports.
“President Trump and Vladimir Putin are expected to talk by phone this weekend, per administration source. 1st call since inauguration,” Hallie Jackson wrote on Twitter.
On Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the date of a first phone call between Putin and Trump since the US president’s inauguration had not been determined yet.
It is possible the two world leaders will discuss plans to team up against ISIS. Reports about Trump and Putin joining together in the fight against the Islamic State surfaced last November.
The Mirror UK revealed:
President-elect Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin have vowed to tackle ISIS together after holding breakthrough talks on the telephone.
Less than a week after the billionaire’s election, the Kremlin said Putin called Trump yesterday to begin negotiations over how best to tackle to terrorism.
The Russian is reported to have said he is ready for dialogue with the US “on the basis of mutual respect, non-intervention into each other’s internal affairs”.
According to the news agency Kremlin, Putin and Trump have agreed to “work to channel bilateral relationships into constructive cooperation, to combine efforts to tackle international terrorism and extremism, and to continue contact by telephone and to work towards meeting in person”.