PHOTOS: Melania Trump Sits Next to Putin After His Donald Meeting

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with U.S. First Lady Melania Trump.

First Lady Melania Trump got her own one-on-one time with Russian President Vladimir Putin a short time after her husband, President Donald Trump, has his private meeting with the fellow world leader. Melania ended up sitting next to Putin during a Friday night dinner at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, as the leaders were assigned to sit down next to their counterparts’ spouses.

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GettyMelania Trump and Putin.

While Putin sat next to Melania, Trump sat next to Argentina’s First Lady, Juliana Awada, the wife of Argentine President Mauricio Marci. Marci sat next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. China’s President Xi Jingping sat next to French First Lady Brigitte Macron.

Vogue reports that Melania’s outfit was a Michael Kors, flapper-influenced frock. Her shoes were Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps.

During Trump’s private meeting with Putin, his first since taking office, Trump was only joined by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Two translators also joined in the meeting. It was the most anticipated moment of the summit.

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GettyPutin, Melania Trump, Argentine President Mauricio Marci and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

After the meeting, the White House said that Trump and Putin’s meeting lasted two hours and 15 minutes. Tillerson told the media that Trump did bring up allegations that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. Putin denied personal involvement.

“They had a very robust and lengthy exchange on the subject. The President pressed President Putin on more than one occasion regarding Russian involvement,” Tillerson said. “President Putin denied such involvement, as I think he has in the past.”

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GettyPresident Donald Trump with Argentina’s First Lady, Juliana Awada.

Tillerson said that Putin and Trump both agreed that this was a “hindrance” to U.S.-Russia relations.

However, The New York Times reports that the Kremlin put forth its own version of events, claiming that Trump accepted Putin’s denial. The Russian government even claimed that Trump felt some in the U.S. are “exaggerating” Russia’s role in the election.

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GettyMelania Trump and Putin talking.

“President Trump said that he heard the clear statements of President Putin that this is not true, and that the Russian leadership did not interfere in these elections, and that he accepts these statements,” Lavrov said after the meeting.

Trump has publicly cast doubt on U.S. intelligence, doing so as recently as Thursday in Poland. He told reporters that he thinks Russia was involved, but “nobody really knows for sure.” Trump added, “Well, I think it was Russia and I think it was other people in other countries who also interfere. I won’t be specific, but I think a lot of people interfere.”

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GettyChancellor Angela Merkel (center) with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and China’s President Xi Jinping.

Trump and Putin’s meeting did have at least one positive result. The two sides agreed on a cease-fire in Syria that will start as early as Sunday and will work on combating cyber threats.

They “agreed to explore creating a framework around which the two countries can work together to better understand how to deal with these cyber threats, both in terms of how these tools are used to in interfere with the internal affairs of countries, but also how these tools are used to threaten infrastructure, how these tools are used from a terrorism standpoint as well,” Tillerson said.

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GettyDonald and Melania Trump.

The dinner also came after Melania was forced to miss a boat trip planned for other spouses of world leaders. The Telegraph reported that Melania was stuck in her hotel during protests, because American staffers believed it was too dangerous for her. Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Trumbull were also under a “security lockdown” at one point because of the protests. The European Union’s representatives were also late to a press conference thanks to protesters.

On Saturday, Trump has more G20 meetings, including private discussions with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Japanese President Shinzo Abe and Xi. He is scheduled to be back in Washington D.C. by 9:00 p.m. ET

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Anonymous

Melania is so interesting. She spoke Italian to the little gambinos in Italy, and German with Putin.

JOHN MAYOR -

FAKE NEWSERS AND FAKE VICTIM
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Heavy.com, let’s “shift gears” for a while!… let’s chase the Huffington Post, the The Guardian and other Media Houses for the spread of the “Trump alleged” “FAKE NEWS” re Trump’s involvement in the R-A-P-E/ A-B-U-S-E of a girl of thirteen (at least, the one girl we know about!)! And then, let’s go after the “FAKE VICTIM” for her part in this “BOGUS STORY” that placed blame on an INNOCENT MAN! After all, such an allegation is C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L, T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S and a T-R-U-E V-I-O-L-A-T-I-O-N of the personal C-O-N-S-T-I-T-U-T-I-O-N-A-L R-I-G-H-T-S of Donald Trump; and thus, should not be allowed to go unchallenged!
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And so… I would urge the CONSCIONABLE WRITERS/ BLOGGERS of Heavy.com to track down the sundry “FAKE NEWSERS” who put together these “BOGUS ACCOUNTS” alleging this aforementioned A-B-U-S-E by Trump, and hold these to account! And ditto for this woman who initiated this C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L, T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S and C-O-N-S-T-I-T-U-T-I-O-N-A-L B-R-E-A-C-H-I-N-G lie!… and REGARDLESS of any offering by MR. POTUS– FOR CERTAIN!– that we should all just let this pass! No, no, no!… let us hold these “GUILTY PARTIES” up to the light of day!… and reveal the T-R-U-T-H of what really happened!
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Lastly, in light of the C-R-I-M-I-N-A-L, T-O-R-T-I-O-U-S and C-O-N-S-T-I-T-U-T-I-O-N-A-L V-I-O-L-A-T-I-N-G nature of these evil allegations, let’s ask the acting FBI Director (i.e., until the wrongful CONFLICT OF INTEREST APPOINTMENT by MR. POTUS of Chris A. Wray is put away!), Mr. Andrew McCabe, what he and the FBI intend to do about these FAKE NEWSERS about their FAKE RAPE/ FAKE ABUSE NEWS, and about the FAKE VICTIM for her part in this HORRENDOUS TALE!… and, if he and the FBI intend to do NOTHING, let us press Mr. Andrew McCabe as to W-H-Y*!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!
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*The “Federal Stalking Statute (see, Federal Stalking Statute, 18 U.S.C. §2261A)” makes it a F-E-L-O-N-Y for someone to use any interactive computer service, or electronic communication service or system (by the FBI, CIA, NSA, Media, or FAUX VICTIM!) with the intent to kill, injure, HARASS, INTIMIDATE, or place under surveillance (through an official, and/ or an unofficial proxy!) another person… and engage in a course of conduct that places a person in reasonable fear of death, or serious bodily injury, OR CAUSES, ATTEMPTS TO CAUSE, OR WOULD REASONABLY BE EXPRECTED TO CAUSE SUBSTANTIAL EMOTIONAL DISTRESS (but, let us include the POTENTIAL COMPROMISE OF A U.S. FEDERAL ELECTION PROCESS!)!

AKMkere

Looks like one of those rejected essay for a law school. Wait, maybe undergrad nee community college applications. One of the rules we use to judge — use of caps to say something important even when it is not!

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