Russian President Vladimir Putin with US President Donald Trump. Photo: ReutersRussian President Vladimir Putin with US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin with US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters

Trump says he never confronted Putin about bounties on US troops because ‘many people said it was fake news’

  • US intelligence reports indicated Taliban fighters in Afghanistan were offered up to US$100,000 for each US or allied soldier killed
  • Trump has said many intelligence officials doubted the report’s veracity, a stance contradicted by four US and European sources

Topic |   Donald Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin with US President Donald Trump. Photo: ReutersRussian President Vladimir Putin with US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin with US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters
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