Trump is 'not my bride,' Russian President Vladimir Putin says

“I am also not his bride nor his groom,” the Russian president said.

“He’s not my bride,” Putin told reporters at an economic summit in Xiamen, China.

“I am also not his bride nor his groom,” he went on, according to remarks carried by Russian news agencies.

Speaking to the reporter who asked, Putin said the question “sounds very naive to me ... We are engaged in state activity.”

Putin today said Russia's Foreign Ministry will file a lawsuit against the United States over the closures. "We'll see how effective the vaunted American court system works," he said at a news conference after the summit in Xiamen.

Nonetheless, he said he was still counting on being able to work with Trump in resolving issues concerning their countries.

“Trump, in his actions, is led by the national interests of his country, I by mine,” Putin said at the news conference. “I am really counting on us being able to find, as the current U.S. president has been saying, some kind of compromises in resolving bilateral and international problems.”

Putin declined to comment, saying, “It’s not our business.”

“I would suggest that would be absolutely wrong to discuss a possible development in the internal political situation in the U.S. itself,” he said.