Donald Trump is the 'blame America first' president
Jul 18 2018 by Lorena Waters
Now, we know that Vladimir Putin in his comments once again categorically denied any role. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. "Refusing to engage will not accomplish anything", Trump stated.
His manner towards Putin was also a contrast to the anger Trump flashed at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies at a combative summit of the alliance in Brussels last week, which critics said would only hearten Putin. The two countries are facing common challenges now, such as regional conflicts, the spread of terrorism, organized crime, the environment and economic threats. "We agree", it said.
After meeting privately for two hours, the two leaders agreed to revive bilateral corporation and touted an improved relationship - but they provided few specifics.
"Trust no one. Why do you think I should trust Mr. Trump and he should trust me?".
In the entire history of our country, Americans have never seen a president of the United States support an American adversary the way @realDonaldTrump has supported President Putin.
After a remarkable 45-minute joint press conference, the White House struggled to explain why Trump aligned so closely with the Russian leader, a chief geopolitical foe.
He had the opportunity to press Putin on any number of issues, including Russia's annexation of Crimea, the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine and alleged meddling in the USA election in 2016 to help Trump beat Hillary Clinton. But on the plus side, Putin offered POTUS an official soccer ball from the World Cup that just concluded in Russian Federation.
Corker said Trump seems to care more "about how a leader treats him personally" than pushing back against Russia's meddling in the election. He then said that he "didn't see any reason" why Russian Federation would interfere in America's elections.
Putin appeared to poke at the sensitive subject Monday when he responded to a question about meddling by asking, "Do you believe United States is a democracy?"
The former KGB officer showed up late for the summit, held one-on-one talks with Trump for more than two hours and smiled and appeared to chortle when a reporter asked him whether Russian Federation has compromising material from when then-businessman Trump visited Moscow in 2013 for the Miss Universe pageant. How will Putin use whatever Trump could be hiding to advantage Russian Federation & hurt America? It could be blackmail, it could be ideological alignment, it could be payback for helping win the election, or it could just be the fact that Trump has had a giant crush on Putin for years and years (or some combination thereof).
"As I have said before, Russian Federation is not our friend; Russian Federation is not an ally". It is exceedingly easy to believe he would collect such compromising material. It's hard to even imagine bigger nonsense.
"Please get this rubbish out of your heads", the Russian leader said.
Putin presented Trump with a World Cup football, a day after attending the final of the much-praised tournament in Moscow.
Former U.S Senator John McCain has seconded Cooper's sentiments, stating that: "Today's press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by a president in memory".
Graham also warned Trump to leave a soccer ball, a gift from Putin, outside of the White House.