President Trump said his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin had significantly improved the relationship between the two countries.
He that while the US-Russia relationship "has never been worse than it is now," he believes that has now "changed" after his summit with Putin.
"Our relationship has never been worse than it is now. However, that changed as of about four hours ago. I really believe that," Trump said.
Trump also said he believes that diplomacy with Russia, while perhaps not politically popular, is necessary.
"Nothing would be easier than to refuse to meet, to refuse to engage," Trump said. "But that would not accomplish anything."