10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vladimir Putin

He didn’t meet Donald Trump until 2017

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The relationship between Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump has received widespread media attention – from all the bromance jokes on Saturday Night Live to disturbing accusations on CNN. However, the two leaders never even met until 2017, and to this day have met face-to-face only a handful of times.

Putin told Bloomberg in 2019 that he and Trump were friendly, but not friends. “In my opinion, we have good, businesslike relations, and a relatively stable level of trust,” Putin stated. “We’ve never been close, and aren’t now.”