Trump Says He Could Soon Hold Discussions with Both Putin and Xi
March 30, 2019 (EIRNS)—President Donald Trump said he will be discussing possibly with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping soon. Commenting Friday to reporters, while in Florida, he said, “We will probably be talking at some point. I’ll be talking to a lot of people—perhaps President Putin, perhaps President Xi of China.”
The context for Trump’s comments includes the tense situation regarding Venezuela, fueled by U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s posting a White House statement on March 29, referring to the presence of “Russian military personnel” in Venezuela as a threat (more below). However, Bolton also said on March 29 that Trump was set to talk with Putin by phone soon.