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Speak for America
- Trump laid himself at Putin’s feet
Jul 19, 2018-
On Monday, Mr. Trump again engaged in immoral equivalence, this time during a gobsmacking news conference after his meeting in Helsinki, Finland, with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump, standing just inches from an autocratic thug who steals territory and has his adversaries murdered, undermined the unanimous conclusion of his own intelligence and law enforcement agencies that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 election with the goal of helping Mr. Trump win.
Mr. Trump called the special counsel’s Russia investigation “a disaster for our country”.There used to be no doubt that American leaders could be counted on to defend the interests of the United States and the democratic alliance it led. Other than according Mr. Putin the honor of a meeting that begins to erase the ostracism he suffered for invading Ukraine, it is hard to see what Mr. Trump accomplished.
Published: 19-07-2018 07:46