At a time when the world really needed Mr Trump, as the leader of the free world, to stand up to his controversial counterpart, he couldn’t say one critical word about Russian Federation on any of the issues that have brought relations between Washington and Moscow to a post-Cold War low.
In other words, Trump is aiding and abetting and giving comfort to an enemy who, by the analysis of people Trump himself appointed to lead the intelligence community, is now attacking the United States.
It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in USA foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency.
“You have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader, certainly that I’ve ever seen”, he said. “I’ve been here not too long, but it’s getting close to two years, but I think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship”.
After a contentious few minutes on the topic of election meddling, Wallace said Putin stated that whoever hacked the Democratic National Committee servers obtained real and true information.
Asked to comment on Brexit during that United Kingdom stop, Trump seemed uncertain what exactly is Brexit, saying, when asked, “I would say Brexit is Brexit”. Asked if Russian Federation was at all to blame for the poor ties, he said: “I hold both countries responsible”.
In the interview, Putin also pushed back against suggestions that Russian Federation may have compromising material about Trump, saying “it’s clear that we did nothing of that kind of against Mr. Trump”. But I have – I have confidence in both parties. “I think that’s an incredible offer”. They’re missing. Where are they?
Cooper later said it was embarrassing and compared the way Trump repeatedly brings up the issue of former opponent Hillary Clinton’s emails to something the autistic lead character in the movie “Rain Man” might do.
Cohen, who has given an interview to George Stephanopoulos, did not mention Trump in his tweet. And a good competitor he is.
Then the White House press pool was whisked out to the motorcade to Air Force One, as they, the thousands of people who had lined the streets of Helsinki to watch the motorcade roll by and others all over the world processed the stunning display they had just witnessed. Putin echoed the comment saying that the United States could help Russian Federation by assuming leadership on the humanitarian task of helping displaced Syrians return to their homes. Not only did President Trump fail to speak the truth about an adversary; but speaking for America to the world, our president failed to defend all that makes us who we are-a republic of free people dedicated to the cause of liberty at home and overseas. Specifically he said he wanted to get refugees “some form of shelter on a humanitarian basis”. They were meant to be seen by both world leaders as they traveled from the airport to the meeting.
Putin said that he was not even aware that Trump was in Moscow in 2013 for the Miss Universe pageant when it has been previously reported that Trump invited him to attend. “Russian Federation wants this to happen”.
The Russian president said his country has never interfered and is not going to interfere in American internal affairs. After all, entrepreneurs and businessmen know better how to articulate this successful business cooperation. “But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake”.
Great. Russian oligarchy is colonizing America.
Ryan, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was tempered in his remarks but insisted that Trump “must appreciate that Russian Federation is not our ally”.