Trump handed Putin a stunning victory https://t.co/OnPc3l7XDP via @POLITICOMag pic.twitter.com/72XiAEnTVh— POLITICO (@politico) July 8, 2017
POTUS' inexplicable refusal to confirm Russian election interference insults career intel pros & hinders our ability to prevent in future.— Sally Yates (@SallyQYates) July 7, 2017
Tillerson: "There was a very clear positive chemistry between the two...There was not a lot of relitigating things from the past."— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) July 7, 2017
Both the fence and the burglar agreed there was no need to relitigate who the TV belonged to.— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 7, 2017
According to Lavrov, Trump told Putin some circles in America were "exaggerating" allegations of Russian interference in the US election.— Steve Rosenberg (@BBCSteveR) July 7, 2017
HOUR 3— Mark Agee (@MarkAgee) July 7, 2017
PUTIN: And the nuclear launch code is *also* "password?"
TRUMP: Smart. Saves brain space. Now watch how far I can slide on my socks https://t.co/XddEUxjS6u
David Gergen, the Zelig of Washington, said:
“This is the first time I’ve seen a President come to a G-20 meeting in which he’s no longer regarded as the leader, no longer regarded as the world leader. That is troubling.”It's also completely understandable, at least by the rest of the world. (Gergen later executed a 180 on Rump, demonstrating why he's a swamp survivor and a thoroughly untrustworthy observer.)
Our pariah "president":
🎶on the outside, always looking in— John Ross Bowie (@JohnRossBowie) July 8, 2017
Will I ever be more than I've always been 🎶 pic.twitter.com/1tFwgKFNmQ
BONUS: Here's more on how Rump has played into Putin's hands and alienated us from the rest of the world (please read the entire article):
The growing international isolation of the United States under President Trump was starkly apparent Friday as the leaders of major world economies mounted a nearly united opposition front against Washington on issues ranging from climate to free trade.
At a gathering of the Group of 20 world economic powers — normally a venue for drab displays of international comity — there were tough clashes with the United States and even talk of a possible transatlantic trade war.
The tensions were a measure of Trump’s sharp break with previous U.S. policies. They were also a warning signal of Washington’s diminished clout, as the leaders of the other nations who gathered in Hamburg mulled whether to fix their signatures to statements that would exclude Trump or to find some sort of compromise. Two European officials said they were leaning toward a united front against Washington.If none of this disturbs you, please don't consider yourself a patriotic American.