President of the United States Donald Trump, answering the questions of journalists, said that the story about Russia's interference in the American elections was arranged by the democrats. The text of his speech was published by the Washington Post.
"I can't stand there and argue with him. I'd rather have him get out of Syria, to be honest with you. I'd rather have him - you know, work with him on the Ukraine than standing and arguing about whether or not - because that whole thing was set up by the Democrats," Trump said.
Asked whether he believes Vladimir Putin, Trump replied: "He just -- every time he sees me, he says, "I didn't do that." And I believe -- I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it. But he says, "I didn't do that." I think he's very insulted by it, if you want to know the truth."
Earlier, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that during a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the APEC summit, Trump personally raised the topic of Russia's "interference" in the US elections.