Trump says “most people would have taken that meeting.”
In an interview with Reuters, the president also said that he pressed Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit about Russian interference in the U.S. election.
Trump praised his son's performance Tuesday in a Fox News interview.
The emails show that the eldest Trump son was aware that he was meeting with a Russian with ties to the government, and he responded favorably when offered “sensitive information” that could help his father's campaign. This is a developing story. It will be updated.
Critics say Ivanka Trump should not have taken a seat at the G-20 table of world leaders last week. But the president on Monday tweeted: “Very standard. Angela M agrees!"
Trump — and his tweets — return to Washington after the G-20 summit in Germany.
Trump delivered his call for cooperation with Russia in defiant tweets issued after returning to the White House from the G-20 summit.
Heads of state are usually replaced by high level cabinet officials.
Trump also called his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday “tremendous."
Among other things, a court filing by President Trump’s lawyers argues that a U.S. president cannot be sued in state court while serving in office.