The Russians could barely hide their joy and were all smiles as Putin met Trump at the G20.
Here are Putin and the Russians looking really happy at the meeting:
Others in the Trump/Putin meeting were Secy of State Tillerson, Foreign Minister Lavrov, and one translator per side. pic.twitter.com/Eb9KqjEorY
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 7, 2017
Who knows what classified information or state secrets, Trump just blurted out when he saw Putin? Did he thank Putin for all of the help in 2016? Perhaps, the Russians were laughing because Trump really believes that they may not have been behind the 2016 election hacking?
It was clear who was in charge of this meeting, as Trump was clearly overwhelmed:
Trump looked exhausted and did not try one of his power game handshakes on Putin. The Russians looked very happy, while Trump played the part of the junior partner or conspirator as the evidence may someday show. If there was enough doubt raised about the Trump/Russia relationship, this meeting where the Russians can barely hide their giddiness of the weak US president made what has long been suspected obvious.
Donald Trump lacks the willingness, desire, and skill to stand up to Putin.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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