TMZ learnt that the State Department made tons of new purchase orders specifically for Monday’s Trump-Putin summit. For hotels alone, the bill was $128,681.39. Tech support was a cool $100,972.50, and that included $12k alone for laptop/printer rentals.
It was gathered that though Trump hates the “fake news” media, he still fed them pretty well. Catering for the press cost $52,703.38. The Secret Service’s ballistic glass installation and removal alone cost $15,913.35. There’s also a $56k airport hangar rental fee. All in all … the U.S. Gov dropped $302,124.62.
His face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong-un reportedly cost the United States Government about $162k.
At the end of the summit on Monday, Putin said the meeting with US leader Donald Trump was “very successful”, following several hours of talks in Helsinki. The talks in the summit centered on tensions on the Korean peninsula and the situation in Syria, Putin said at a joint press conference.
“I consider them (the talks) very successful and useful,” Putin said, praising the “frank and business-like atmosphere” of the summit.
On raised accusations of Russian interference in US elections, Putin said;
“I had to repeat what I have already said many times before — the Russian state has never interfered and is not planning to interfere in the USA’s internal affairs,” Putin said.
“It is obvious to everyone that bilateral ties are going through a difficult period. However there are no objective reasons for these difficulties, the current tense atmosphere.”
The Russian President praised cooperation between Russian and US security services, adding that he favoured continued cooperation in “the fight against terror and ensuring cyber security”. AFP reported that the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said separately, that the talks were “better than super” in comments reported by Russian news agencies.
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