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Trump: Meeting with Putin was ‘tremendous’

President Donald Trump said he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a “tremendous meeting with” Putin on Friday. | AP Photo

President Donald Trump on Saturday called his highly-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit “tremendous,” marking his first public comments since the gathering.

Speaking at the Hamburg Messe in Germany with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump said he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a “tremendous meeting with” Putin on Friday, according to a press pool report.

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The president, however, declined to offer any clarity on the differing accounts from the U.S. and Russia that have since come out of the two-hour long meeting.

On Friday, Tillerson said “it’s not clear to me that we will ever come to some agreed-upon resolution” in regards to Russian interference in the 2016 election.

But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after the meeting that Trump accepted that the Kremlin did not interfere with the election, according to the Associated Press.

Russian interference in the 2016 election is currently under FBI and congressional investigation.

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