President Trump will be getting some face time with his favorite dictator sometime soon if new statements from Yuri Ushakvoa, an aide of Vladimir Putin, are to be believed. Russian news agency TASS reports that Trump called Putin last month and invited the Russian president to the White House for their first official meeting.
“During a telephone conversation between our presidents, Trump suggested that the first meeting could be held in Washington. If everything goes well, I hope that the American side would not abandon its proposal to discuss the possibility of organizing the summit talks,” Ushakov said.
The news comes on the tail of a long string of suspicious behavior from Trump towards Putin, a foreign adversary. The blatant appeasement of Putin’s cryptocriminal regime continues despite the ramping up of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election, possibly in return for the U.S. lifting sanctions on the Russian Federation.
Ushakov added that the phone call between Trump and Putin occurred on March 20th and that relations between the two world powers have deteriorated somewhat since, culminating in the expulsion of diplomats from both.
“After the conversation, which was constructive and business-like and touched upon many issues, there was another breakdown in our bilateral relations, 60 diplomats were expelled, our consulate was closed and Russia had to furnish a tit-for-tat response to that,” Uskahov said, before adding that he was optimistic the summit would still take place.
Recently, Trump outraged many by congratulating Putin on his electoral win, this despite the fact that it’s widely suspected that Putin rigged the votes, or at the very least intimidated and killed his rivals to the point that no legitimate opposition to his rule could mount a successful presidential bid.
Russia is also suspected of carrying out a nerve gas terrorist attack in the United Kingdom against a former Russian spy last month. It was a naked act of aggression, and the kind of thing Putin would have been afraid to order if there was a strong American president that would hit back over it.
Instead, we have our current spineless leader, who refuses to take any kind of substantive action against Putin, even after it was confirmed by American intelligence agencies that Russia actively worked to undermine our democracy in 2016 and plans to do so again in 2018. Russia is working around the clock to destroy the United States and undermine western democracy. Our president either doesn’t care, or is actively invested in helping achieve that goal. He has to go.
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