Report: McMaster said, Trump ‘thinks he can be friends with Putin’

President Trump had reportedly indicated that he could be friends with Russian President Vladimir Putin—much to the dismay of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

According to a Washington Post report from Friday, inside sources quoted McMaster as saying during his time under Trump: “The president thinks he can be friends with Putin. I don’t know why, or why he would want to be.”

His remark was included in a report which questions Trump’s controversial foreign policy positions of criticizing long-time allies like Germany and the U.K. while offering more conciliatory views on countries like Russia.

In fact, during a rally in Montana Thursday, Trump assured the crowd that he is prepared for his July 16 summit with Putin after saying, “Putin’s fine. He’s fine. We’re all fine. We’re people.”

McMaster ultimately left his post amid accounts of friction with Trump and other top members of the administration.

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