Trump and Putin had a telephone conversation on March 20 in which Trump congratulated Putin on winning the Russian presidential election two days earlier.
"We have nothing further to add at this time", Sanders added.
The potential meeting between the two leaders comes after the United States expelled 60 Russian intelligence officers from USA soil in response to the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy on United Kingdom soil, an action which Russia retaliated against by declaring it would also expel 60 US diplomats from Russia.
"Trump proposed holding a meeting at the White House in Washington", said Mr. Putin's top foreign policy aide, Yury Ushakov.
The White House is opening the gates for its biggest social event of the year, the annual Easter Egg Roll.
"But after that a new breakdown in our bilateral ties has taken place, the diplomats have been expelled".
Trump was all smiles as she sat down and read Sandra Boynton's book "You!" to a group of kids gathered at the Easter festivities. The last time Putin was in White House was in 2005 when he met with n-president, Republican George W. Bush, at a time of greater closeness between two countries. "They are wrong! Getting along with Russian Federation (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing".
The invitation is also just the latest example of the president seeming to be on a different page from the rest of the administration when it comes to Russian Federation.
While the Trump administration sent lethal aid to Ukraine - which the Obama administration decidedly did not - Trump himself tweeted that having a good relationship with Putin could persuade Russian Federation to help resolve the crisis in Ukraine, the country it invaded in 2014, the same year it annexed Crimea.
"We have two USA policies on Russian Federation".
Mr Trump defended his decision on Twitter, saying President Barack Obama did the same in 2012. "This is as awful as it can get".