Why Trump's time in Helsinki reveals weaknesses

Saul Bowman
July 23, 2018

"It was a historic mistake to allow the president of the United States, not just Donald Trump, but any president, frankly, to sit for two hours without any note takers, without any aides present with one of the most adversarial leaders of the world relative to the United States".

In other bad news for the US, the Russian Ministry of Defense has released videos of nuclear weapons that top the United States Army's according to the Inquisitr. The National Review revealed on Monday that Nancy Pelosi believes the Helsinki press conference proves blackmail is involved in Trump's dealings with Vladimir Putin.

Almost a week after Trump met with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, the White House is continuing to grapple with the fallout after the US President shocked the world and provoked a rebuke from some top Republicans, as well as Democrats, in Congress by not endorsing the conclusion of the US intelligence community that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election over Putin's denial. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he supports President Donald Trump interacting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said Trump should be aware of Putin's human rights record and zero-sum approach to the U.S. -Russia relationship.

Rubio believes that it is important for the USA and Russian Federation to have an amicable relationship, but cautions against Putin's ulterior motives.

"It's so personal. So unbecoming of a president of the United States to engage in that.it shows fear or something, I don't know", Kerry told CBS' "Face the Nation".


House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi urged House Speaker Paul Ryan to make clear that Putin wouldn't be invited to address Congress if he visits Washington. Federal agents said that at the time of Butina's arrest, her apartment was packed with boxes "consistent with a move". When asked about what came out of the summit, Bossert said, "President Trump had a productive set of conversations. [Trump] wants to be friends with him for reasons we're still trying to find out about".

"It ought to be a source of unity and rallying around the fact that we are never going to allow this to happen again and we're going to punish those who try to do it", Gowdy said.

That statement from Coats came only moments after Trump, standing next to Putin at a news conference in Helsinki, said he doubted those conclusions.

More broadly, 50 percent of those surveyed disapproved of Trump's overall handling of the meeting, compared with 33 percent who approved. "Our Republican colleagues need to join us in demanding testimony from the president's national security team that was in Helsinki and we need to do that immediately ... to assess what President Trump might have committed to President Putin in secret", Schumer said on the Senate floor. Some 47 percent said US world leadership has become weaker under Trump versus 30 percent who said it's stronger.

Kremlin is thought to have more weapons in their possession than the rest of the world, and two of the weapons debuted during Putin's address may be ready as early as 2020.

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