Feb 9, 2017

Trump told Putin the Obama nuclear pact was a bad deal

Alexei Druzhinin / Sputnik, Kremlin Pool via AP

When the 2010 nuclear arms deal between Russia and the U.S. came up in the recent call between Trump and Putin, here's what happened, according to Reuters:

  1. Trump paused the call to ask aides what the treaty was.
  2. Trump told Putin it was a bad deal.

Reuters cites "two U.S. officials and one former U.S. official with knowledge of the call" for this extraordinary leak. How extraordinary? A line from the story: "Reuters has not reviewed the notes taken of the call, which are classified." The White House and the Kremlin declined to comment to Reuters.

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