Trump says he 'gave up nothing' at meeting with Putin
President Donald Trump's manner with Russian leader Vladimir Putin was in contrast to the anger he flashed at NATO allies. (AFP / Brendan Smialowski)

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he ‘gave up nothing’ at last week’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin but continued to remain elusive about details of their controversial private conversation in Helsinki.

“I gave up NOTHING, we merely talked about future benefits for both countries,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu