The Independent reports:
Donald Trump has again refused to be drawn on questions surrounding the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition politician and vocal critic of Vladimir Putin. Speaking at the White House on Monday, Mr Trump said: “Ahhh, we’ll talk about that at another time,” when asked by a reporter whom he believed was responsible for poisoning Mr Navalny.
Mr Navalny collapsed on a flight to Siberia on 20 August after being exposed to the military-grade chemical weapon novichok. He was later flown to a Berlin hospital for treatment and remains in recovery. Mr Trump has previously refused to condemn the Kremlin over the attack, saying he had not seen any concrete evidence to suggest Mr Navalny was poisoned.
Reporter: “Who do you think poisoned Alexei Navalny in Russia?”
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) September 21, 2020
After declining to tell reporters before his departure to Ohio who he thinks poisoned Navalny, Trump tells the Ohio crowd that although he’s been tough on Russia, “At the same time, we get along. I like Putin, he likes me. You know, we get along.”
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 21, 2020