Trump: Russia/Taliban Bounties "A Fake Story," U.S. Also Paid Afghans To Kill Russians | Video | RealClearPolitics

Trump: Russia/Taliban Bounties "A Fake Story," U.S. Also Paid Afghans To Kill Russians

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President Trump told "Axios on HBO" in an interview on Tuesday that he is not interested in the report that Russia is paying Afghan militants bounties to kill U.S. troops and did not bring it up on a recent call with his Russian counterpart.

"That was a phone call to discuss other things, and frankly that’s an issue that many people said was fake news," Trump said. "It never reached my desk. You know why? Intelligence, they didn’t think it was real. They didn't think it was worthy. If it reached my desk I would have done something about it."


"Well we supplied weapons when they were fighting Russia too," Trump said, with reference to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s. "The world is a very angry place."
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