Kirsters Baish| The Gateway Pundit published an exclusive report, which contained a copy of the letter that was sent from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The letter was passed from the President to Senator Rand Paul to give to the Russian President.
Senator Paul took the letter to the Kremlin during his trip to Moscow, Russia last week. The letter was written on August 1 of this year. It begins, “Dear President Putin,” however “President Putin” was crossed out with what appeared to be a black marker. The name “Vladimir” was written overtop in order to make it seem more personal.
In the letter, Trump explains that he enjoyed meeting with Putin and he is looking forward to their next meeting in Washington D.C. next year.
“It remains my view that it is vital for us to engage and to aim at improving relations between our countries,” the letter reads.
The letter goes on to introduce the deliverer, Senator Rand Paul. It explains that is a member of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It also states that Paul is a voice for opening up conversation with the Russian Federation. Trump explained that he was planning on coming to Moscow, Russia from August 5th to the 8th.
President Trump explained that Senator Rand Paul would be happy to be able to meet with the Russian President in order to talk about numerous topics that Paul has an interested in. Some of those topics include “legislative exchanges, parliamentary dialogue, cultural and educational exchange programs, increased counter-terrorism co-operation, building on recent successes like the disruption of the St. Petersburg plot and resolution of the military conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.”
The letter was signed, “Best Wishes, Donald.”
The Gateway Pundit reports, “Senator Paul did not end up meeting with Putin during his trip as he wasn’t in Moscow, but did meet with members of the Federation. The Kentucky senator told The Gateway Pundit that his trip was a ‘great success.'”
The Gateway Pundit spoke to Senator Paul, who stated, “I think it was a huge success. Our first day there we met with the Federation, which is the upper house of the Russian Parliament, and they agreed to continue our conversation by coming to Washington in November. So, we believe that we will have members of the Federation and the Duma Foreign Relations Committee come continue dialogue.”
Rand Paul and his team met with Mikhail Gorbachev during their time in Russia, as well. Gorbachev is the last standing leader of the former Soviet Union. He negotiated nuclear weapon reductions during the 1980s with President Ronald Reagan.
“We were excited to meet with Gorbachev. I think Reagan and Gorbachev’s meetings in the 80s were incredibly important, and I think it’s important for us to remember that despite our differences, controversies and ongoing issues — dialogue is incredibly important,” Senator Paul explained.
Both Senator Paul and President Donald Trump are aware of how important strong diplomacy is, just as Ronald Reagan did.