29 May, 2017
Quite a few things have happened since the last time Trump delivered lengthy remarks like this, including the report on Friday that Jared Kushner, according to The New York Times, spoke with the Russian ambassador about establishing a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and Moscow.
"So many young handsome innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life", Trump said.
The White House in March confirmed that Kushner and Kislyak met at Trump Tower in December for what one official called a brief courtesy meeting.
At the end of the G7 summit, as the other world leaders walked a little less than half a mile through the streets of Sicily, Donald Trump had to take a golf cart because he didn't have the stamina and energy to keep up with the rest of them.
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Council President Donald Tusk, right, watch the Frecce Tricolori Italian Air Force acrobatic squadron performing, in Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. He says there was no conscious decision for the president to not specifically endorse the "one of all, all for one" principle, which underpins the military alliance.
But while Trump told the troops that his meetings with global leaders have restored his confidence in the strength of America's alliances, he stressed that the joint effort to defeat terrorism would not be possible without the American men and women who dedicate their lives to military service.
Trump's aides sought to downplay the absence.
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"You are protecting us, and we will always remember that, and we will always, always protect you", Trump, who returned to Washington DC at 9 p.m. Saturday, said.
The last of those three would bear itself out by the end of the week, taking a more ominous form with the revelation that the adviser the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now taking a closer look at is, in fact, one of the president's top advisers, his son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Trump is meeting with leaders from the G-7 nations in Sicily.
The president attended the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits.
Kushner's lawyers have said he will cooperate with the newly appointed special counsel.
He hosted the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office earlier this month, and - in what his surrogates have described as a US overture to improving relations - he shared highly classified information obtained by Israel, which the key USA ally did not want disseminated more widely.
"The U.S.is now paying much more than any other nation and that is not fair to the United States or the United States taxpayer".
The president tweeted Saturday, "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!"