United States to issue more sanctions on Russia — Intelligence boss

  • United States to issue more sanctions on Russia — Intelligence boss

United States to issue more sanctions on Russia — Intelligence boss

"The Russians had no impact on our vote", Trump said during a press conference. "Certainly there was meddling and probably from other countries and maybe other individuals".

Still Trump would not discuss any preconditions for possible talks, saying: "We're going to see what happens". "We'll counteract it very strongly".

He says he was "one of the first ones to say it", and "took a little heat".

Trump said "there will be people that change", but "they all want to be in the White House". "Not highly complex computers". It fell to a Swedish journalist to ask about Russian election meddling, which has caused concern among European governments.

President defends plans for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, says the USA has been mistreated for years.

"We must stop Iran, we will stop Iran", Netanyahu said. "We really have no choice", Trump said in response to a question.

Trump also expressed optimism about resolving tensions with North Korea, saying he believes the country is "sincere".

Trump said last week that he wanted to impose tariffs on imports of steel at 25 percent and aluminum at 10 percent. But I like watching it. I like seeing it. I think I was elected, at least partially on this issue. "I like different points of view".

"Believe me, everybody wants to work in the White House", Trump continued.

In a joint press conference at the White House, President Trump thanked Sweden's efforts to intervene in North Korea. "They all want a piece of the Oval Office, they want a piece of the West Wing".

Trump on Tuesday declined to comment on the status of his beleaguered Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who he's publicly sparred with of late.

"But we're going to see".

Trump defended his decision not to have a country specific exemption on his steel and aluminium tariff.

Trump's remarks follow meetings Tuesday at the White House with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.

Trump defended the tariffs, arguing that a trade war wouldn't be bad for the United States given its trade deficits with the European Union - of which Sweden is a member - and other countries.

"I really believe they are honest". We can not let that happen any longer - not for our companies and not, most importantly, for our workers.

The US is the second-largest destination for Swedish steel. So not only do we lose on trade, we lose on military. It's a fraction of what it once was.

"We lose Dollars 800 billion a year in trade".

Although employment in these industries is down significantly, steel and aluminum production has remained stable as a result of increased production efficiency.

Lofven notes that his country has maintained diplomatic relations with North Korea for decades, while the US has no formal ties to the communist government in Pyongyang.

"There has been a lot of news on that today, he said referring to the news coming from the region that North Korea is willing to talk with the US".

"If you want to stand up and protect American jobs, reconsider this policy", Walker said Tuesday, during a tour of the Bemis Industrial Products factory, which uses aluminum to manufacture ultra-thin food packaging. "Now, one of them made that statement before I got elected", he said. "They make it nearly impossible for us to do business with them and yet they send their cars and everything else back into the United States", Trump said.

Though he added the world will soon find out whether the North Koreans are, in fact, sincere.