U.S. President Trump and Russian President Putin hold their first face-to-face talks at the Hamburg meeting. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. U.S. President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday (July 7) as the two presidents held their first face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg. The two men met during an informal gathering of G20 leaders earlier in the day, with the U.S. president reinforcing their handshake by patting the Russian leader on the arm. Ahead of their meeting, some feared the Republican president, a political novice whose team is still developing its Russia policy, had been less prepared for their sit-down than Putin, who has dealt with the last two U.S. presidents and scores of other world leaders. As investigations at home continue into whether there was any collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, the U.S. president has come under pressure to take a hard line against the Kremlin.