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Trump proposed Putin visit the White House in a March 20 phone call, Kremlin says

Trump proposed Putin visit the White House in a March 20 phone call, Kremlin says

President Donald Trump proposed meeting Vladimir Putin at the White House in a March phone call, the Kremlin said Monday, a fresh revelation about a conversation that stirred controversy over Trump's friendly tone toward the Russian leader amid mounting tensions with the West.

After the March 20 phone call - in which Trump congratulated Putin for a reelection victory in a vote widely criticized as not free and fair - Trump told reporters that the two leaders had discussed a possible meeting to discuss Syria, Ukraine, North Korea and "the arms race." He did not mention any meeting venues at that time.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that...

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