President Donald Trump on Monday expressed hope that he and the presidents of China and Russia might jointly agree to scale back defense spending, ''Politico'' reports.
Trump Wants Meaningful Halt in Arms Race with Russia and China
STEPANAKERT, DECEMBER 4, ARTSAKHPRESS: "I am certain that, at some time in the future, President Xi and I, together with President Putin of Russia, will start talking about a meaningful halt to what has become a major and uncontrollable Arms Race," Trump tweeted. "The U.S. spent 716 Billion Dollars this year. Crazy!"
Trump's tweet comes on the heels of G-20 summit, where he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and had an informal talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A formal, bilateral meeting with Putin had initially been scheduled for Trump's G-20 trip but was canceled in the wake of Russian military aggression against Ukraine.