Fox's Wallace lands exclusive interview with Putin after Trump summit

Fox's Wallace lands exclusive interview with Putin after Trump summit
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Fox News anchor Chris Wallace will sit down with Vladimir Putin for an exclusive interview on Monday following the Russian leader's summit with President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE in Helsinki, Finland, according to the network.

The interview "will focus on the summit, Syria, Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, arms control and where Putin sees Russia’s place in the world," Fox News added.

The interview will be Putin's first with Wallace, who started in media more than 50 years ago at CBS and currently serves as the host of "Fox News Sunday." It will also mark the Russian president and former KBG officer's first interview with an American television outlet since March, when NBC's Megyn Kelly interviewed him at the Kremlin.


Trump told reporters in Brussels after the end of the NATO summit on Thursday that the "ultimate" deal the U.S. could reach with Putin would be for the end of nuclear weapons programs worldwide.

“What would be the ultimate? Let’s see. No more nuclear weapons anywhere in the world, no more wars, no more problems, no more conflicts. ... That would be my ultimate," Trump said, according to Reuters.

Trump has said on multiple occasions that better relations with Russia, despite meddling in the 2016 presidential elections, would ultimately be better for both countries.

Trump during the news conference also said he would raise election meddling with the Russian leader called Putin a “competitor,” adding that “he’s not my enemy.”

“Is he a friend? No, I don't know him well enough. But the couple of times that I've gotten to meet him, we got along well... I hope we get along well.”

“I think I could have a very good relationship with President Putin,” Trump said in April. “There is also a great possibility that that won’t happen. Who knows, OK?”

“I think we’ll be able to have great dialogue, I hope,” the president said. “Remember this — getting along with Russia is a good thing.”

--This report was updated at 10:16 a.m.