Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Trump and Putin: The admiration is mutual, the benefits one-sided.

President Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin give a joint news conference following their meeting. (Photo: Mikhail Metzel\TASS via Getty Images)
During the 2016 presidential campaign, 122 Republican foreign policy experts denounced the campaign of Republican candidate Donald Trump in an unsparing open letter declaring that his “vision of American influence and power in the world is wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle.” Among the charges listed by the signers, many of whom were seasoned cold warriors, was that Trump’s “admiration for foreign dictators such as Vladimir Putin is unacceptable for the leader of the world’s greatest democracy.”

Those fears appear to have been confirmed on Monday afternoon, during the joint press conference President Trump held with Russian leader Putin, after the two met privately for about two hours in Helsinki. Afterward, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called it “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory,” while Jeff Flake, the junior Republican U.S. senator from the same state, called what he saw as Trump’s pandering to Russia “shameful.”

By Alexander Nazaryan.

Full story at Yahoo News.

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