"The headlines highlight the presidents' turbulent relations with the media and were published between the years 2000 and 2018", the statement said. "I have been here not too long, but it's getting close to two years, but I think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship".
The president opened his first meeting with Putin - it lasted more than two hours last July in Hamburg, Germany - by pressing Putin on Russian election meddling and Putin denied being involved, according to US officials who described the meeting afterward.
Trump in a tweet is blaming the hostilities on "many years of US foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!" But he stressed that he didn't mean the European Union was bad, just that it was competitive.
And former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan said Trump's behavior at the news conference "rises to & exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes & misdemeanors.' It was nothing short of treasonous".
Trump taped the interview Saturday in Scotland. Ryan said Russian Federation "remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals". "It means that they are competitive", he said.
A probe over allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election has clouded Trump's presidency.
Monday´s summit in Helsinki will offer Putin, a former KGB spymaster, and Trump the chance to get the measure of each other on an array of fronts including Syria, Ukraine and nuclear disarmament.
Konstantin Kosachev, head of the upper house of parliament's foreign affairs committee, wrote in Izvestia that Monday's talks come at a time when "so-called "peace-loving" Europe is afraid of peace talks between US and Russian Federation".
John Huntsman, US Ambassador to Russian Federation, added the meetings were beneficial for both nations due their current fractious bilateral relationship.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin reach to shake hands before a meeting in Helsinki Monday.
The leaders are holding a summit Monday in Helsinki. In London, tens of thousands of people marched under an effigy of the US president in balloon form, depicting him as an orange baby. Now, you wouldn't think of the European Union but they're a foe.
Bolton tells ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that the indictments show that the American justice system is aware of Russian efforts to meddle in USA elections.
The Trump team should not make the same mistake we did in Reagan's first summit with Gorbachev.
Panelists on Russia's popular Sunday night talk show "Vecher (Evening)" said Putin was going into the summit as the clearly stronger figure, notably coming off his successful hosting of the monthlong World Cup. Russian Federation is a foe in certain respects.
Putin arrived late to Helsinki, pushing back Trump's departure for the Finnish presidential palace where meetings will take place.
He added on Sunday that he had low expectations for the meeting, but "nothing bad is going to come out of it and maybe some good will come out".
Ahead of the summit, both sides talked down the event, however, with Trump telling CBS he was going in with "low expectations" and John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, saying on ABC's "This Week" that the United States was not looking for "deliverables" and that the meeting would be "unstructured".