In the call, the two world leaders vowed to work together against ISIS and wished each other's people prosperity. Putin again congratulated Trump on his electoral victory and the two sides declared their intent to improve relations.
Trump was flanked for the call in the Oval Office by Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Adviser and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus and senior counselor to the President and former Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon. According to Reuters and other reports the call did not include discussion of the sanctions placed by the U.S., EU and other countries such as Canada on Russia.
Trump also spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, confirming a meeting in Washington on February 10 where trade will be at the top of the agenda, and with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Trump also spoke with French President Francois Holland and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. -- JWSRead More