Donald Trump hopes for ‘extraordinary relationship’ with Vladimir Putin as two leaders meet for key US-Russia summit

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shook hands ahead of the crunch talks in Finland.

Talking briefly to the media ahead of a private conversation inside the Finnish Presidential Palace, the US President hoped for an “extraordinary relationship” between America and Russia having earlier claimed relationships have “never been worse”.

Before the show of mutual respect, the US President congratulated his Russian counterpart on the success of the FIFA World Cup and said: “The world wants to see us getting along – we’re two great nuclear powers.

The Telegraph link above is offering “Live Updates” and the Liberal-Left is going insane on Twitter – see “#TreasonSummit”

The BBC is offering live coverage.