Putin says "not disappointed" in Trump, seeks compromise with U.S.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has not grown disappointed in U.S. President Donald Trump, and is counting on reaching agreements and seeking compromises with the United States, that's according to a documentary titled "World Order 2018" based on several interviews with the Russian president, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.
"I have no disappointment [in Trump] and there cannot be any. From a human standpoint, he made a very good impression on me. It seems to me that he is well-balanced, despite emphatic behavior, to which he has apparently gotten used to due to his previous life experience and type of activity. When we talked business, he was focused; he communicated with and listened to the interlocutor. He is negotiable. I see that certain compromises can be sought with him," Putin said.
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He says that the U.S. sanctions policy is a sign of weakness and incompetence, rather than power. "They just put a bulk of people on that list, indiscriminately, calling them enemies. This is a sign of weakness, not strength, when they try to hit everyone with one shot. This is not how it works. This is a manifestation of incompetence," Putin said.