President Donald J. Trump met with Russian President Vladamir Putin in Finland on Monday, the leaders of two of the world’s most powerful nations discussing a wide range of topics including nuclear proliferation and ISIS.

Following the summit, Trump and Putin fielded questions from the media at a press conference, with the American press focused primarily on allegations that Putin meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

After the press conference, politicians from both sides of the aisle weighed in on Trump’s performance, as did the media. Critics have slammed the president for being too easy on Putin, and for comments that they felt showed Trump did not fully support the US intelligence community. Others insisted that Putin is not a “friend of the US.”

Sen. Rand Paul said that Trump’s critics were “mistaken” and might be suffering from “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

President Trump eventually sat with Fox News host Sean Hannity Monday, giving his first one-on-one interview following the summit with Putin. During the interview, Trump said he and Putin disagreed on some points.

For instance, Trump said the Russian president probably would have liked to keep the Iran deal in place “because that’s good for Russia,” but the that the deal was not good for America, adding that it was also “ultimately not good for the world.”

Trump said that Putin supports Israel and that, at the end of the day, they found common ground.

“I think we really came to a lot of good conclusions,” Trump said.

Hannity and Trump also discusssed disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok and the Democratic National Committee’s handling of a 2016 cyberattack.

Excerpts from the meeting may be watched below.

 

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