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Marina Gross, seen on the far left, was the only other American in the room when President Donald Trump met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki earlier this week.

Meet Marina Gross, the interpreter who was the only other American in the room for Trump and Putin’s 1-on-1 meeting in Helsinki

Trump has reportedly gone to extreme lengths to hide the details of his conversations with Putin from senior administration officials.
Russian President Vladimir Putin hands U.S. President Donald Trump (L) a World Cup football during a joint press conference after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

Rachel Maddow accused the White House of omitting a key part of the Trump-Putin press conference, but there’s a plausible explanation

The discrepancy between the two transcripts appears to stem from an overlap in the audio feed, not from an intentional misrepresentation on the White House's part.

Russia indicates that Putin would rather see Trump in a group setting next time

At the summit, Putin explained that he wanted Trump to win the election because Trump wants to improve relations with Russia. Russian media also praised the summit, but pointed out that Trump took heavy criticism for it at home.
Republican voters are sticking with President Donald Trump despite widespread criticism over his handling of a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last week.

We’re getting our first glimpse of how voters feel after Trump’s meeting with Putin — and most Republicans still love him

Republican voters overwhelmingly approve of President Donald Trump, even after a controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last week that prompted criticism from politicians on media figures on both sides of the political spectrum.
US President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday.

Half of Americans disapproved of Trump’s performance at the Putin summit, poll finds

US President Donald Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Helsinki summit that most Americans disapproved of, a new poll shows. The majority, especially registered voters and Democrats, felt Trump mishandled the meeting and many felt strongly that he was not tough enough on Russia.
President Donald Trump with NATO leaders during a NATO summit in July 2018.

America’s global reputation will take ‘years to repair’ from the Trump era, experts warn

Experts warn it could take "years" for the world to trust the US again as Trump continues to attack the international institutions it played a fundamental role in building following World War II, especially NATO and the UN.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland.

Trump reportedly fawned over Putin after their meeting and told aides the Russian leader was strong, smart, and cunning

President Donald Trump was reportedly surprised at the backlash over his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last week. Trump reportedly thinks highly of Putin, specifically admires how he is "strong, smart and cunning" and enjoyed connecting with Russia, a powerhouse nation.

US intelligence, military, and diplomatic officials still have no idea what Trump talked about with Putin, and that’s dangerous

A number of key US intelligence, defense, and diplomatic officials have reportedly been left in the dark on what President Donald Trump spoke about with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a stark break from protocol that one former official said could be a danger to US interests.
The MH17 attack killed 298 people in 2014.

State Department deletes a statement condemning Russia over MH17 downing right after Trump’s Putin summit

The US State Department has issued a statement criticizing Russia every year since the 2014 attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 which killed 298 people. The State Department was silent this year – and Foreign Policy reports that a draft statement criticizing Russia was never made public.
President Donald Trump.

Trump says he’ll be the ‘worst enemy’ Putin’s ever had if their talks don’t work out

Trump clapped back at his critics and said he was "far tougher on Russia" than his predecessors