US President Donald Trump invites Greece ‘s prime minister Alexis Tsipras to the White House.
President Donald Trump contended at a Tuesday press conference that foreign leaders were afraid of him winning last year because they knew he meant business.
The comment came after a White House reporter confronted Greece’s prime minister with his charge last year that Trump’s beliefs are ‘evil.’
‘I will not allow our country, the United States of America, to be taken advantage of by so many other countries all over the world,’ Trump said at the joint White House news conference with Greece’s Alexis Tsipras. ‘So, I can understand how certain countries, and the leaders of certain countries may feel.’
Fox News Correspondent John Roberts tee’d Tsipras up with a question about a statement he made last year that Trump’s presumptive nomination for president.
‘The ideas it represents, the appeal it reaches and the threat to become even President — I hope we will not face this evil,’ Tsipras said in 2016.
Tsipras did told Roberts, according to the White House translator, ‘The US is a very strong power and their ability to intervene for good are very, very important.’
His meeting with Trump today was ‘productive,’ the Greek leader added.
‘Not a moment did I feel threatened at any time. I saw that there was a very fertile outlook here, in order to set aside any difference we may have to find the common ground.’
Trump signed and shook his head as his counterpart extolled on the countries’ important traditional, historical and common objectives.