President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he had confronted President Vladimir Putin twice about whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, and changed the subject after Putin flatly denied it because, “What do you do? End up in a fistfight?”
"Trump Backed off Putin Because ‘What Do You Do? End up in a Fistfight?’" is from the July 13, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Maggie Haberman and Mark Landler and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.