Russian FM jokes about more meetings between Trump, Putin
US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin met at the G20 summit earlier this month in Germany. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov cracked a joke on Friday that the men may have had interactions beyond the three occasions that have been disclosed previously.
“Well, maybe they went to a toilet together. That was a fourth time,” Lavrov said in an interview with NBC news. “When you are brought by your parents to a kindergarten, do you mix with the people who are waiting in the same room to start going to a class, a classroom?”
Relations between the US and Russia have been complicated because of allegations that Moscow tried to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election. Despite Russia's denial, Trump's interaction with Putin has been scrutinized closely. The Kremlin said on Thursday that Trump and Putin did not have "a secret meeting," but confirmed they did chat informally over dinner.