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Trump expects to meet with Putin during Asia visit

President Donald Trump declined to comment on recent criticism from former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

YOKOTA AIR BASE, JAPAN – President Donald Trump said Sunday that he expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his Asia visit.

“I think it’s expected we’ll meet with Putin, yeah. We want Putin’s help on North Korea, and we’ll be meeting with a lot of different leaders,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One before landing here.

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Putin is expected to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam, which Trump will also attend later in his 13-day swing through Asia.

Trump also declined to comment on recent criticism from former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush.

“I’ll comment after we come back. I don’t need headlines. I don’t want to make their move successful,” he said.

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