The president of the United States spoke with Russian president Vladimir Putin for a third time on Friday, after the presidents’ summit, and discussed “the current state of our bilateral relationship.”
The three leaders spoke after a closed-door meeting in the White House, according to The Associated Press.
The White House did not immediately provide a response to a request for comment.
The president told the Russian leader that the United Kingdom was a good ally and that the two leaders had a great relationship and a deep friendship, according the AP.
Trump has frequently questioned whether Putin is a legitimate leader and is a danger to the United State.
The two leaders are also at odds over the election of Trump’s opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, as the next president.
Trump’s comments came after Putin told the AP that the Kremlin had no plans to retaliate against Trump’s comments.
He said Russia had no intention of interfering in the upcoming U.S. election.
Putin said Putin and Trump had agreed that “it is not good for Russia to see the U.K. becoming more divided” and that they would work together to avoid such divisions.
“We have a strong friendship and mutual respect, a deep respect and a very deep understanding, and I think it is also possible to see a lot of goodwill, which is very important, and that is also a good thing,” Putin said, according with the AP report.