It’s almost proverbial to say that every bully is a coward at heart. But that’s wishful thinking. In politics, many strongmen are like Vladimir Putin, ruthless, cunning and sadistic. As the world witnessed in Helsinki, a posturing blowhard like Donald Trump is simply no match for the Russian dictator. Faced with a real thug, the […]
That’s apparently not how the meeting went. During a post-meeting press conference, Trump once againrefused to admit that Russian interference took place, undermined the U.S. intelligence community, and suggested that the U.S. is to blame for tense relations between the two countries.
Donald Trump’s performance in Helsinki on Monday morning was certainly historic. On no other occasion since the founding of this country has an American president publicly demonstrated that he is a witting agent of a hostile foreign power — even as that country’s authoritarian ruler smirked beside him. Standing at the podium with Vladimir Putin, […]