U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland Monday morning after meeting for hours behind closed doors.
Just prior to the press conference, a reporter was kicked out of the room for holding up a sign that said, "Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty." He works for the liberal media outlet "The Nation."
WATCH: A man with a sign that said "Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty" was just escorted out of the room before President Trump and President Putin hold a news conference. https://t.co/1nJFk7VbAM pic.twitter.com/tj33j2MGyr— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) July 16, 2018
A bit of a scuffle in the press briefing room after a reporter from The Nation was holding up a sign protesting nuclear weapons - he was escorted out by Finnish officials— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 16, 2018
Reporter from The Nation being escorted by security at the Trump-Putin Helsinki presser because he was holding a sign about nuclear testing. Guards forcibly grabbing him and dragging him from the room pic.twitter.com/55VhxdrcPp— Melanie Schmitz (@MelsLien) July 16, 2018
While reporters are allowed to ask questions, they are not allowed to advocate for political or non-political causes during press conferences.
President Trump said prior to the meeting he would discuss the issue of nuclear proliferation with Putin.
"I really think the world wants to see us get along. We are the two great nuclear powers. We have 90 percent of the nuclear. That’s not a good thing that’s a bad thing. And I think we hopefully can do something about that. Because it’s not a positive force, it’s a negative force," Trump said.
During the press conference, President Putin said the Cold War is over and they he hopes to move forward with the U.S. in a productive, peaceful way.