U.S. and Russian presidents meet for the first time on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a veteran businessman and a former spy, meet in person for the first time on Friday (July 7) in the most highly anticipated encounter on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Trump has said he wants to find ways to work with Putin, a goal made more difficult by sharp differences over Russia's actions in Syria and Ukraine, and allegations Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. That means every facial expression and physical gesture will be analysed as much as any words the two leaders utter. The Kremlin said the two enjoyed a passing handshake at the summit ahead of the talks later in the day. "I look forward to all meetings today with world leaders, including my meeting with Vladimir Putin. Much to discuss," Trump wrote in a tweet on Friday. "I will represent our country well and fight for its interests!" The meeting is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. local time, shortly after a G20 working session on climate and energy begins.