US President Donald Trump has invited his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to visit the White House as the fallout from their first meeting continues.
White House Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders revealed the information in a tweet.
This comes just days after the two Presidents met in Helsinki for a historic summit.
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In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs. President Trump asked @Ambjohnbolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) July 19, 2018
President Trump has been blasted by both sides of American politics after his first meeting with the Russian leader.
He’s been under fire for comments made at a joint press conference when he said Russia would not be investigated for meddling in the 2016 US Election.
The President had to clarify these comments after severe backlash, saying he made a mistake and was misinterpreted.
President Trump’s decision to invite the Russian contingent caught the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats unaware at a Security Forum.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats informed on stage at Aspen Security Forum that the Trump administration has invited Vladimir Putin to the White House.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 19, 2018