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Trump thinks it's 'sick' the media is reporting on his second meeting with Putin

President Trump went on a short but spirited Twitter rant Tuesday night, after it was reported that he had a second, previously undisclosed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit.

Trump had a much-publicized face-to-face meeting with Putin during the G-20, but it didn't come out until Tuesday that he met with Putin again later that day, during a dinner. Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group said people at the dinner told him Trump and Putin spoke for about an hour, with just Putin's translator by their side. While the other leaders could see them, Bremmer said, they couldn't hear what was being said. The White House never mentioned this happened, and no readout was ever released, which is why the second meeting attracted so much attention when the news broke.

All of this set Trump off. "Fake News story of secret dinner with Putin is 'sick,'" he tweeted. "All G 20 leaders, and spouses, were invited by the Chancellor of Germany. Press knew!" In a follow-up tweet, Trump added, "The Fake News is becoming more and more dishonest! Even a dinner arranged for top 20 leaders in Germany is made to look sinister!"

Trump didn't "elaborate" on why the word "sick" was in "quotes," nor did he disclose what was discussed in this totally transparent, non-secret meeting.