"Well, I think we have a lot of foes".
After being asked who he thinks is America's largest global competitor or foe, Trump responded, "Well, I think we have a lot of foes". But Trump's statements on the issue could give Russian Federation reason to hope he might change that stance. But he stressed that he didn't mean the European Union was bad, just that it was competitive. "It doesn't mean anything".
Rather than condemnation, Trump's first public comments on the indictments merely noted the fact that the hacking occurred under the Obama administration, rather than his own presidency - a line he stressed again during the CBS interview. She added that Trump also said: "Don't walk away".
Trump, who will meet Monday with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, has not been so tough on the Russian president.
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A total of 64 per cent of people questioned said they saw the United States leader as a greater threat to world peace than Mr Putin (16 per cent).
The Finnish media group Helsingin Sanomat took out advertising ahead of the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki to make a point.
And what did the president of the European Union have to say in response? "I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade", Mr Trump told CBS's "Face the Nation".
In the interview Trump told CBS that he had not thought about asking Putin to hand over the 12 Russians indicted for alleged interference in the U.S. elections of 2016.
Trump did manage to rope China and Russian Federation into his remarks about America's foes, but defended their inclusion as being "competitive", and not necessarily based on being bad countries.
Paul said both countries spy on each other but adds that Russian interference in the 2016 election isn't "morally equivalent" to USA interference in Russian elections, but "I think in their mind it is".
Later, Trump took to Twitter to predict that any progress made in his talks with Putin would be downplayed by his opponents.