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Trump congratulates France, Putin on 2018 World Cup

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President Donald Trump has congratulated France for winning the 2018 World Cup and he’s also had kind words for Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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Reacting to France’s 4-2 win against Croatia in Moscow on Sunday as Les Bleus won their second World Cup trophy, the President of the United States of America called the tournament “one of the greatest World Cups ever” as he prepares to meet with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki.

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Here’s what Trump had to say after the classic final as the tournament came to an end in Russia.

“Congratulations to France, who played extraordinary soccer, on winning the 2018 World Cup,” Trump said. “Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russia for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament -- one of the best ever!”

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