Trump can pretend to be a strongman all he wants, but in his first real opportunity to put America first and show strong leadership, he backed down bigly.
“Trump just unilaterally surrendered to Russia on election interference,” Morgan Finkelstein, the Press Secretary for the liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund, said in a memo send to PoliticusUSA, in which Finkelstein likened the meeting between the two leaders to a “good first Tinder date.”
President Obama is in China for the G20, meeting with world leaders to address problems that concern us all, from Syria to Ukraine to cybersecurity and the U.S. elections.
This is the sort of meeting in which Donald Trump claims he would excel, despite his submissive behavior before the President of Mexico when the two met. Of course, Trump and Putin share common goals and aspirations and have praised each other. Clearly, Putin thinks Trump would be more easily manipulated.
As the nation remembers the American lives lost at the hands of a terrorist gang, they should take stock of the damage that an incompetent Bush administration caused this country.
President Barack Obama held a press conference at the conclusion of the G 20 Summit in Toronto this evening, and the highlight came at the very end when he called out the GOP rhetoric on the deficit. Obama said, "I hope some of these folks hollering about deficit and debt step up, because I am calling their bluff."