Trump Says He Is Pondering Putin's Invitation To Russia Parade


Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said President Vladimir Putin invited him to a May Day parade and that he is thinking about going.

The 2020 events will mark the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.

"I was invited to Russia's military parade". He added the event is in the middle of the election campaign season and will certainly give a think about it, according to the reports on November 8.

Trump, who has yet to visit Russia as USA president, said he appreciates Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation, saying it is "a very big deal celebrating the end of the war". But I would love to go if I could."George W. Bush was the last US president to attend the parade, in 2005, while President Bill Clinton attended 10 years before.Trump has in the past expressed affection for displays of military might".

Putin aide Yuri Ushakov told Russian reporters in June that invitations were also extended to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping. It takes place in early May in Moscow.

In Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russian Federation has not received an official response from Washington to its invitation.