Appearing on MSNBC, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA.) blasted President Trump on Friday night after his meeting at the G20 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“We’re getting played by our president and certainly we’re getting played by Putin,” Waters said during the interview. “I don’t like the idea that our president again would go into a room without any note-takers, without any staff, without others who should be in the room who really understand foreign policy ... and come out of it saying how honored he is to meet with [Putin] and how, in fact, they're going to start working together."
She continued, "This is all about lifting those sanctions."
The president met with Putin on Friday for a meeting that was scheduled to last 30 minutes, but according to reports, went more than an hour and a half over schedule.
Besides Trump, those in the room included U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and translators.
At the meeting's conclusion, both U.S. and Russian officials shared stories of what went on behind the closed doors.
Tillerson claimed that Trump continually pressed Putin about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, though Putin vehemently denied any involvement whatsoever.
Lavrov, however, claimed that once Putin told Trump that there was no Russian interference, Trump simply "accepted" Putin's denial and moved on.
"U.S. President Trump said that he heard firm assertions from Russian President Putin that it is not true and that Russian authorities have not meddled in the elections. [Trump] said that he accepts these assertions," Lavrov said. "That's it.”
See the Waters' in the video below.