Russian President Vladimir Putin described the question as to whether his hope had been misplaced in his US counterpart. Putin said Trump was not his fiancée to be disappointed, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.
At a press conference, Putin said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was inspecting the leadership of the strategic force of the Korean People’s Army at an unknown location in North Korea.
“Your question seems naïve,” he said. “He is neither my fiance nor his fiancé. We are not husbands. We are engaged in the activities of the state and every country has its own interests.
Putin added that Trump in his activities is guided by the national interests of his country, and I am also guided by the national interests of my country.
Speaking of Russian-American relations, Putin said it was difficult to talk to people mixing Austria and Australia.
“There is nothing that can be done about it,” Putin told a press conference after his participation in the Prix summit. “It is probably the political culture of a certain part of American institutions.”
Former US President George W. Bush, on a visit to Australia in 2007, confused Australia and Austria because of their similar English pronunciation.