Donald Trump just mixed up two women journalists at a press conference

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 29, 2017

Speaking August 28 at a joint news conference with visiting Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Trump was asked by Finnish reporters about tensions with Russian Federation, and specifically whether he considered it a threat.

After taking several questions, Trump encouraged Finish President Sauli Niinistö to take an additional question.

President Donald Trump declined Monday to tag Russian Federation as a security threat, saying he would put "many countries" in that category instead. "Hopefully we won't have to handle them but if we do we'll be able to handle them", he said.

On a visit to Brussels in May, Trump's allegiance to NATO was thrown into doubt when he opted not to mention the US commitment to the NATO treaty's Article 5, which says an attack on one member is an attack on all.

U.S. President Donald Trump repeated his arguments that Washington should have a better relationship with Moscow, as he declined to describe Russia's actions in Europe in recent years as a threat.

Trump and Niinisto plan to take questions at a news conference in the White House East Room following their talks.

"We are very, very protective of that region", answered Trump.

Trump also said he and Niinisto had a "very good discussion" about the Arctic and black carbon, a major component of soot that's damaging the Arctic ice.

"She has a nice smile on her face, so I bet she treats you well", Trump said to the prime minister. We are very, very protective.

He later cleared up the confusion, saying he was committed to NATO's common defense.

"And Russia has a lot of respect for Finland, so that's always good", Trump continued. That's very important, and I believe someday that will happen.

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