Instead of standing up for the men and women who selflessly serve their country, the president – once again – took the side of the man who helped put him in the White House.
"He may not even know that he is an asset under your control until you pull that string, and then suddenly you need him to do things for you – and they do."
A handful of Democratic Senators were fuming on Thursday as Donald Trump and the White House strongly consider giving back two compounds to Russia that were shut down by the Obama administration.
Each day brings another "drip" of information that increases the likelihood that there was collusion between the president's campaign and Moscow.
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.
"I'm questioning the patriotism of all of those Republicans who are allowing this president to side with Putin, to wrap his arms around Putin."
James Clapper said the Russians will continue to collect intelligence and interfere in U.S. elections so long as the United States, led by Trump, refuses to "push back."
Just as Hillary Clinton warned the country during the campaign, Trump is turning out to be a Putin "puppet" who is delivering every last item on Russia's wish list.
"How has [Putin] earned a face-to-face, full-scale, bilateral meeting with the U.S. president? What has he done to deserve that meeting and that respect?"
"It's been an ongoing assault. ... I was doing nothing, I was doing nothing. ... The meeting was about nothing," Page said.
Regardless of the motivations behind the latest Trump move, it's clear the Russians are getting exactly what they had hoped for by helping this president win the White House in 2016.
Not only did the Russians successfully interfere in last year's presidential election to help Trump become president, but now they are successfully shaping U.S. policy in their favor.
If the Russians wanted to influence Trump, Kushner would be one of the top people they would use – and it appears Kushner had no problem offering his assistance.
"What did he intend to transmit through Russia's secure cryptographic systems to communicate with Vladimir Putin? The presidential daily briefing? The nuclear codes?"
Trump wants to be like his hero, Vladimir Putin, who rode in the royal carriage when he visited in 2003, or President Xi, who rode it in 2015
“But these strikes did more than simply punish Mr. Assad and deter future attacks; they have gone a long way to restoring our badly damaged credibility in the world.”
Donald Trump to President Obama in 2013: "The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!"
“Israel fully supports President Trump’s decision and hopes that this message of resolve...will resonate not only in Damascus, but in Tehran, Pyongyang and elsewhere.”
The Post reports that Blackwater founder Erik Prince, acting on behalf of Trump, secretly met in Jan. with a representative of Vladimir Putin
"Today, several members of Team Trump realized they're in the FBI's cross-hairs & in bed with a regime that kills those it no longer needs."