Trump holds press conference with Norwegian prime minister at White House

Nellie Chapman
January 12, 2018

"President Trump has said that the investigation into Russian collusion makes our country 'look very bad, ' and he said this morning that 'the world is laughing at our stupidity", one reporter addressed Solberg, referring to a recent tweet by Trump.

Trump says during a joint news conference with the prime minister of Norway that "we'll see what happens" on whether he'll provide an interview to Mueller's team.

However the remarks came on the same day that Mr Trump dismissed the importance of renewable energy and said he was a "massive" supporter of oil.

Donald Trump has said America could "conceivably" return to the Paris climate change agreement in his strongest hint yet that he is considering a turnaround.

"I've been in office for eleven months now, and for eleven months, they've had this phony cloud over this administration, over our government", he added.

On Wednesday, though, Trump stated that he believes the United States "will have peace through strength".

The White House did not immediately respond to CNN's request for clarification on Trump's comments. The firing set in motion Mr. Mueller's appointment as special counsel.

He said he thought it was "unlikely" he would need to be interviewed given "nobody has found any collusion on any level", and that the whole investigation was a "witch hunt". They touched on tensions with Russian Federation as well. "Republicans should finally take control!" The meeting is taking place as President Trump is trying to work with Congress on issues of immigration and border security.

'This is the Netherlands' was a shot at the U.S. media, too
Sherry Keneson-Hall, an embassy counselor who was helping run the news conference, pushed back, asserting that Hoekstra was answering the questions.


"It's a Democrat hoax that was brought up as an excuse for losing an election", Trump said.

While Trump offered assurances at this press conference, a House GOP immigration bill being rolled out Wednesday likewise includes the tough measures championed by candidate Trump in 2016, including a wall, ending the visa lottery green card program and ending chain migration.

"I wish we'd do some of that".

On the third meeting, Solberg met Trump discuss foreign policies in the Whitehouse.

Norway, along with most other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has failed to spend at least 2% of its GDP on defense, as outlined by the alliance.

Norway shares a border with Russia and has been a critical North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner against Russian aggression. Norway drew a rebuke from Russia past year after it welcomed several hundred US Marines onto a base about 900 miles from the Russian border. "I think we're going to have.peace through strength". "I hope we do", Trump said. That's not the general's opinion.

"No, I think we will have peace through strength".

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