Axios Jan 28, 2017
White House says Putin call to Trump was congratulatory
Trump and Putin spoke on the phone today. The Russians said the focus was on how the U.S. and Russia could unite to fight ISIS. Here's the White House take:
President Donald J. Trump received a congratulatory call today from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The call lasted approximately one hour and ranged in topics from mutual cooperation in defeating ISIS to efforts in working together to achieve more peace throughout the world including Syria. The positive call was a significant start to improving the relationship between the United States and Russia that is in need of repair. Both President Trump and President Putin are hopeful that after today's call the two sides can move quickly to tackle terrorism and other important issues of mutual concern.