Trump Suggested Putin Visit the White House, Officials Say

Trump Suggested Putin Visit the White House, Officials Say Photo President Trump arriving in Florida last week. He told reporters in the Oval Office after a call with the Russian leader that “probably we’ll be seeing President Putin in the not-too-distant future.” Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times MOSCOW — When President Trump called President Vladimir V. Putin last month, he not only ignored advisers’ pleas that he not congratulate the Russian leader on his lopsided election victory but also suggested that Mr. Putin visit the White House.
That was the account of the leaders’ March 20 conversation given on Monday by a Kremlin foreign policy adviser, Yuri Ushakov. He told reporters in Moscow that Mr. Trump had suggested a meeting at the White House, saying, “This is a rather positive idea.”
The White House spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said Monday that the White House was among “a number of potential venues” discussed during the March 20 phone call. She said the administratio..