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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

White House Aides: Summit ‘Didn’t Go As Planned’

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

Even Trump’s advisers are cringing after his humiliating and disgraceful performance with Putin.

Hillary Clinton rightly predicted that Trump would be Vladimir Putin’s “puppet,” and now, after his humiliating and disgraceful joint press conference with the Russian dictator on Monday, the whole world knows she was right.

That wasn’t the plan, according to U.S. officials, as if Trump ever follows the plan.

The White House wanted him to “push Putin,” the Wall Street Journal reports, thinking that such an unexpected confrontation would somehow surprise the former KGB officer and make Trump “look good.”

“Obviously, it didn’t happen,” a White House official said.…

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While Praising Putin, Trump Attacks Free Press And European Allies

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On the eve of his meeting with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, Trump spent his day attacking American allies, the American free press, and his fellow American elected officials — all while paying Putin a compliment.

After attacking the European Union as a global “foe” in a Saturday interview, Trump fired off a series of tweets on Sunday that attacked American values and institutions.

Trump said he was “looking forward” to meeting Putin — then launched into a rant about Democrats and the media that had disturbing historical echoes.



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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.