President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a “brief, impromptu” meeting at the G-20 summit in Argentina despite Trump’s abrupt cancellation on Thursday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told a Russian news agency.
First flagged by Reuters, the meeting has not yet been confirmed by U.S. sources. A White House official told pool reporters Friday morning: “There is no scheduled pull aside.”
Trump said Thursday he cancelled the meeting due to Russia’s aggression with Ukrainian ships and crews last weekend. Some are dubious about that explanation due to the President’s previously lukewarm denunciations and Thursday’s revelation of Trump-Russia connections after Michael Cohen’s guilty plea.