Later, they met formally. From the White House pool report of the “pool spray” before the meeting:
US President Trump did not respond to repeated shouted questions about whether he would raise Russian election hacking.
Russian President Putin and Trump sat next to each other in a pair of white chairs flanked by aides
Speaking through a translator, Putin said they had spoken over the phone several times on “important bilateral and international issues,” but that phone calls were “never enough” and they needed to sit down together “if we want positive relations.”
Putin called himself “delighted to be able to meet you.”