"So you shouldn't buy Russian gas, you must stop energy cooperation with Russia and cooperate with the United States". Then on Friday, he expressed some about of skepticism that the meeting with Putin would actually result in an admission to election meddling.
Trump told reporters he plans to raise election meddling with Putin but said he doesn't expect Putin to ever accept blame.
Aides had said Trump would spend the weekend preparing for Monday's meeting with Putin in Helsinki.
"I have arrived in Scotland and will be at Trump Turnberry for two days of meetings, calls and hopefully, some golf - my primary form of exercise", he said on Twitter.
"The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration", Trump wrote. He also asked where the Democratic National Committee server now was.
"I don't think anything gets the message across to Trump, but I hope demonstrations like these encourage people in the States to fight the Trump regime", said Eli Roth, a 56-year-old from California who is living in Edinburgh. The Russian and American leaders are also likely to discuss how to resolve a dispute over compliance with a 1987 treaty that bans the deployment of intermediate-range missiles on land.
"He said he didn't meddle. But I will absolutely, firmly ask the question", he added. -Soviet summits, as VOA's Bill Gallo reports from Helsinki.
Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, stated that he was concerned with this Trump-Putin meeting.
"I'll be meeting with President Putin on Monday, we go into the meeting with a tremendous meeting we had with NATO", Trump said.
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The 29-page indictment accuses members of the Russian military intelligence agency known as the GRU of carrying out "large-scale cyber operations" to steal Clinton campaign and Democratic Party documents and emails.
The White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told NBC News on Friday afternoon that the summit is "still on".
In the most detailed US accusation to date that Moscow meddled in the presidential election, a federal grand jury said Russian military intelligence agency officers covertly monitored computers of Clinton's campaign and Democratic campaign committees, and stole large amounts of data. The question remains: "how long will they continue to break this shameful comedy that disgraces the USA", the Russian statement, obtained by CNN, read.
"We do have political problem where - you know in the United States we have this stupidity going on". "It makes it very hard to do something with Russian Federation".
Scuffles broke out at one point as attendees - who chanted slogans including "We love you Donald" - passed a nearby anti-fascism protest. He was also seen posing for photos.
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Trump blamed Tester for "shameful dishonest attacks on a great man, a friend of mine". "Tester doesn't share your values", Mr. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
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Diamond merchant Russel Mehta's daughter looked gorgeous in a pink lehenga while groom to-be Akash was seen in a purple sherwani . The highlight of the evening was Laduree, the French luxury bakery and candies maker house known for their macarons.
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President Trump will then travel to Helsinki, Finland, to take part in a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin . President Trump suggested such member states should reimburse the USA for being delinquent on their obligations for years.
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It will be the second Grand Slam final for Anderson, who reached the final of the US Open previous year to Rafael Nadal . Now, Anderson will face American John Isner , who will be making his Grand Slam semi-final debut on the Centre Court.
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Meanwhile, HBO's Thrones and Westworld nabbed 22 and 21 nominations each, while the dark comedy Barry scored 13 nods. She earned a nomination herself for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series a year ago .
28,000 Syrian refugees returning home after peace deal
A regime air strike on the rebel-held half of the provincial capital of Daraa also killed one civilian, the Observatory said. The deal will take place in phases across Deraa, but there is no timeline yet, a rebel official said.
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The drama - which Clooney is both directing and acting in - also stars Hugh Laurie , and is scheduled to be shown on TV next year. The paper also tweeted a photo of his scooter abandoned by the side of the road with a Mercedes estate vehicle just feet away.