Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump proclaimed “no one has actually been harder on Russia” throughout a conference with the heads of Estonia, Latvia and also Lithuania to the White House on Tuesday, while additionally duplicating his wish to have a great connection with President Vladimir Putin.

Trump, throughout the Baltic leaders' time at the White House, kept that he had actually come down hard on Russia for a collection of disobediences. But also his hard talk consisted of conciliatory declarations regarding Putin, an acquainted pose for the President.

“Gettingin addition to Russia is a good idea, not a negative point,” Trump stated throughout a lunch with the 3 leaders. “Nowperhaps we will certainly and also probably we will not. Probably no one's been harder on Russia compared to Donald Trump.”