There is a “better than likely chance” that GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGeorge W. Bush: 'I don’t like the racism’ Trump budget may cut State dept. anti-Semitism positions: report Trump: It’s ‘better’ I skip WH dinner MORE will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he comes to the United Nations later this month, a chief political adviser said Thursday.
The Russian president is scheduled to attend the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on Sept. 27.
“People want to meet Donald Trump, they want to know Donald Trump,” Cohen added, declining to say whether his boss would meet with Pope Francis during the pontiff’s U.S. tour.
“That, I don’t know. It’s not on my calendar,” he said.
Trump said during Wednesday night’s GOP debate that he would get along with the longtime Russian leader.
“I would talk to him, I would get along with him,” he said. “I believe — and I may be wrong, in which case I’d probably have to take a different path — but I would get along with a lot of the world leaders that this country is not getting along with.”
The real estate mogul has also chastised President Obama’s handling of Russia, saying “Putin does not respect our president.”
“It is a big problem, and it’s a problem that is taking place all over the world with respect to the United States,” Trump said. “There is a lack of respect for our president and there is a lack of respect for the government itself.”