GUBKIN (Belgorod region), July 14. /TASS/. The President of the United States Donald trump is a man who knows how to listen and respond to the arguments of the opponent, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
“I can say, and I have, in my opinion, at the press conference talked about this in Germany, it is quite an open person and is very different from the TV image, and the image that he created about himself during the election campaign,” he said at a meeting with employees of Lebedinsky mining and processing plant, responding to a question about his impressions of the recent meeting with the US President as a person.
Putin said that this is not surprising because “an election campaign is not what judge the person, it’s still a special state of mind and behavior.” “But what would I additionally noticed, and what I could share with you, which surprised me a little bit, and what I did not expect him, and that I think is very important for a person who is engaged in public work and politics – he knows how to listen,” said the President of the Russian Federation.
He explained that his conversation with his us counterpart has developed in such a way that both leaders carefully listen to ideas and suggestions to each other. “I don’t know how is he with other companions, but we have – and I listened carefully as he formulated his ideas, suggestions for cooperation, but he that does not always happen, but for a person who works with people, it is extremely important to be able to listen and quick to react, to communicate,” he said .Putin. “You know… there are people who interpret themselves, they say something, and this as a background. Like as said, and he or she, not hearing, their (say) “mold humpbacked”, as we people say,” continued the Russian President.
According to Putin, trump is not that person. “He responds to the interlocutor, the arguments and debating, even if he doesn’t like something and he doesn’t agree, asks questions, responds to the arguments of the interlocutor. It’s important, and I think that is positive,” – said Putin.
“If we have such a dialogue will go, in this sense, as you said, in the human, there is a chance to hope that this dialogue will develop further”, – concluded Putin.
However, before the answer, he jokingly drew attention to the fact that apart from him and the employees representatives of the press. “If the press were not, I would told you in detail” – with a smile he said.