President Trump spoke to reporters outside the White House Thursday morning and hit on a variety of topics, including his former attorney Michael Cohen pleading guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump real estate project in Russia.

Thursday marked the first time Mueller’s team charged Cohen as part of its investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election.

Trump said the proposed plan for a Trump building in Moscow was a well-known project and it was abandoned in "early 2016."

He called Cohen a "weak person," and said he is "lying" about the Russia project to get a reduced sentence.


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"We had a position to possibly do a deal, to build a building of some kind in Moscow. I decided not to do it," Trump said. "The primary reason ... I was focused on running for president."

He added that there would be nothing wrong if he had gone forward with the project, as he was running his business while he was campaigning.

Trump also spoke about the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and his planned Saturday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the summit.

"I probably will be meeting with President Putin," Trump said, adding that he considered "terminating" the talks amid fresh tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

He said he will get a full report on the way to Argentina, and that will determine if the meeting takes place.

A short time later, Trump tweeted that he has canceled the Putin meeting.

Watch the president's remarks above.


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