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President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are both in Hamburg, Germany, Friday for the G-20 Summit of world leaders. There has been much curiosity regarding the relationship between the two men, and today's greeting is the first for the two as leaders.
Trump and Putin are scheduled to have an extended meeting later in the day.
There is also much speculation over what Trump and Putin will discuss. Yesterday, despite reports from the intelligence community, President Trump threw more speculation on his belief that Russia interfered with the 2016 election.
Top Senate Democrats have said it is a “severe dereliction of the duty” for the president to not bring this topic up with Putin.
Also yesterday, Trump called on Russia to cut off support for Syria and Iran. Syria, led by Dictator Bashar al-Assad is currently fighting a civil war against his own people where he has unlawfully used chemical weapons.
Assad has been able to stay in power thanks in part to support from Iran and Russia.
Additionally, it has recently been reported that Russian hackers have been named suspects in a series of attacks against U.S. nuclear energy facilities.
For their part, the White House has not released information regarding what the two leaders will discuss; however, The New York Times reports that this meeting is the “biggest worry” for some of President Trump's top advisors.