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Trump’s secret second meeting with Putin


US President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7. Picture: AFP

DONALD Trump held a secret meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the recent G20 summit in Germany, the White House has revealed.

After their highly visible, two-hour long formal meeting earlier on July 7, the pair reportedly engaged in a second undisclosed conversation in the shadows of a later dinner function.

National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton confirmed to CNN that the two world leaders had met privately.

“There was a couples-only social dinner at the G20,” he said. “Toward the end, the President spoke to Putin.”

Jarrod Sierocki

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and US First Lady Melania Trump talk during a formal banquet for participants of the G20 summit and their spouses. Picture: AFP/Kay NietfeldSource:AFP

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