President Trump Cancels Meeting with Putin
By Kayla LaRosa 11/29/2018
President Donald Trump has cancelled his meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin following Russia’s military altercation with the Ukraine.
The two leaders were supposed to meet two days before the G20 summit in Argentina. The President announced the cancellation less than an hour after telling reporters that “it is a very good time to have a meeting.”
President Trump tweeted “Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting […] in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin. I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!”
This abrupt reaction stems from an altercation this week, where Russian ships allegedly opened fire on three Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea.
There is speculation that the meeting was cancelled due to recent allegations surrounding the president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, and his involvement with Russia during the 2016 election.