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Delta CEO on ending NRA discount: "our values are not for sale"

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Delta CEO Edward Bastian defended the company's decision to end their NRA discount in an internal memo to employees Friday, despite Georgia lawmakers killing a proposed tax break on jet fuel, that would have saved Delta millions, in retaliation to the company's decision:

QuoteOur decision was not made for economic gain and our values are not for sale.
— Delta CEO Edward Bastian

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Trump wants to meet Putin in "not too distant future"

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In an Oval Office meeting with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Tuesday, President Trump said he wants to meet Vladimir Putin in the "not too distant future" to discuss the "arms race" and North Korea. Trump also said he spoke with the Russian president earlier today and congratulated him on his recent election victory.

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Trump congratulates Putin on re-election

Trump shakes hands with Putin at last year's G20 summit. Photo: Steffen Kugler /BPA via Getty Images

President Trump congratulated Vladimir Putin for his re-election in a phone call Tuesday.

Why it matters: Putin removed all serious competition ahead of what was essentially a sham election. Still, the leaders of Germany, France and now the U.S. have congratulated Putin for securing six more years in office, as Barack Obama did in 2012. The U.K., in the midst of its diplomatic crisis with Russia, has said it will wait until the election has been assessed by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe before commenting.