The President of the United States Donald trump confirmed his intention to get along with Russia and joint efforts “to knock out spirit” of international terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). He stated this on Friday, January 27, live on Fox News, the corresponding video is published in a microblog channel on Twitter.
“We have to get along with Russia, as with the others. There is a possibility that we will fail but we will try… If we get along with Russia, it’s wonderful. It is good for Russia, good for us,” said the American leader. While the IG he called “this disease”, reports RIA Novosti.
Earlier it became known that trump hopes to speak by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin this coming weekend, January 28-29.
January 25, White house spokesman Sean Spicer said that the American leader’s conviction that his country will be able to get along with Russia “because he is well able to conclude the transaction.” “He will do everything possible to defend the interests of our country”, — said the press Secretary.
Trump has repeatedly advocated the establishment of relations between Washington and Moscow, including for the fight against ISIS. Thus, on 11 January he for the first time as elected President of the United States held a press conference during which he stated that he refused from the idea of restarting relations with Russia. “Either we come to an understanding, or not,” he explained. According to Republicans, Russia will have much more respect for the United States during his presidency. During the conversation with journalists, he also noted that good relations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin could benefit the relations of both countries.
The inauguration of Donald trump as the 45th American President took place on January 20.