Putin's Butthurt He Hasn't Gotten To Meet Trump Yet

Putin misattributed the infamous "read my lips" quote by George H.W. Bush to deny Russian interference in the US election, and he denounced those allegations as "lies", reported CNBC.

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on after a meeting with President of Iceland Gudni Johannesson at sidewalks of the International Arctic Forum in Arkhangelsk, Russia, Thursday, March 30, 2017.

"Ronald Reagan once, debating about taxes and addressing the Americans, said Watch my lips.

We further assess Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump", the report said, adding that intelligence agencies have "high confidence" in that assessment.

'All those things are fictional, illusory and provocations, lies, ' Putin continued.

Putin noted that some political forces in the United States are exploiting the anti-Russia sentiment to improve their position within the country.

Mr Putin said he would be glad to go to such a meeting but added that he would also be ready to meet Mr Trump in Germany at a July G20 summit that they both plan to attend.

It was revealed this week that there had been a meeting between Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and controversial Russian businessman Sergey Gorkov, with the former set to appear at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in relation to the meeting.

"We don't interfere. We on the contrary help and try to assist them", Putin said.

Russia's daily oil production in 2014 was 309,000 barrels of oil from the Arkhangelsk region, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, told ABC News that President Obama's sanctions before leaving office and swirling allegations that Moscow interfered with the elections contributed to the relationship discord.

The US State Department said Tillerson is planning to visit Russian Federation in April following a G-7 meeting in Italy.

Asked to elaborate on why, he mentioned the "present presidential administration's actions", citing the "illegal actions against Russia property in Washington and NY, extraditing Russian diplomats and all that stuff".

At the Archangel forum, Putin said he will meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has scheduled a trip to Moscow in early April.

"We can see what is happening, the president is being prevented from carrying out his policies", Putin said of Trump.

Russia hopes to build good relations with the United States, and attempts to damage bilateral diplomatic relations are a mistake, Russian President Vladimir Putin said here Thursday.

  • Leroy Wright