This has set the conspiracy theorists ablaze the past 24 hours, but it’s a myth.
Trump and Putin met at a 2nd, previously undisclosed meeting at the G-20. Only Putin's interpreter was present https://t.co/K5p98YfcTA
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) July 18, 2017
Please explain to me how the President of the United States meeting with any foreign leader privately is a scandal. It isn’t. Even if there is a mythical Russia conspiracy floating around.
Also, how is a meeting considered ‘previously undisclosed’ if it was reported on by the media on July 8, 2017?
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) July 18, 2017
The US president began the meeting by asking Putin directly about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, US officials said. However, Putin denied Russia was responsible, and the two camps would appear to disagree on exactly what was said during the two-hour meeting.
BuzzFeed News understands that the two leaders engaged in another “long chat” right after a G20 dinner on Friday night, according to a source present.
Exactly. It isn’t undisclosed, and the media has known about it for nearly two weeks.
Now, here’s where things get really funny.
Buzzfeed reported on the second meeting at dinner, where everyone who attended G20 was invited, July 8. Now, however, they are claiming it was an ‘undisclosed meeting.’
It takes a special bunch to report on something as being brand new when you reported on it 11 days ago. Par for the course if you are ‘resistance’ media.
President Trump has fired back.
Fake News story of secret dinner with Putin is "sick." All G 20 leaders, and spouses, were invited by the Chancellor of Germany. Press knew!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2017