Their faux outrage is a bit too much, they actually love the Russians, and more importantly the Soviet Russians, when they’re in power…
HELSINKI SUMMIT TRIGGERS THE LEFT
Obama surrogates reach new lows.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first summit meeting Monday in Helsinki Finland. The meeting took place just days after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had announced indictments against 12 Russian military intelligence officers for allegedly hacking the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee and of Hillary Clinton’s election campaign during the 2016 election campaign. Some Democrats and media pundits wanted President Trump to cancel the meeting in the wake of the indictments, or at least to place the election meddling issue front and center of their discussions before any other issue. Reporters’ questions at the joint press conference following the meeting focused primarily on the election meddling issue. Critical threats to international peace and security of concern to the world, such as Syria, Islamic terrorism, and nuclear proliferation, are evidently of much lesser concern to President Trump’s critics.
In his opening remarks before the one-on-one meeting, President Trump noted the deteriorating state of U.S.-Russian relations and emphasized the importance of dialogue between the two countries’ leaders. “I think we have great opportunities together as two countries that frankly we have not been getting along well for the last number of years,” President Trump said. “I really think the world wants to see us get along.” The Russian president said that “the time has come to have a thorough discussion on various international problems and sensitive issues. There are quite a few of them for us to pay attention to.” Both presidents ignored reporters’ shouted questions regarding the issue of Russian election meddling.
The private meeting between the two leaders lasted more than two hours, longer than originally scheduled, followed by a luncheon session that included top aides on both sides. Then President Trump and President Putin conducted a joint press conference.
President Trump declared in his opening press conference statement: ” Our relationship has never been worse than it is now. However, that changed. As of about four hours ago. Refusing to engage will not accomplish anything. I will not make decisions on foreign policy to appease the media or Democrats who want to do nothing but resist and obstruct. I would rather take political risks in pursuit of peace than risk peace in pursuit of politics.” President Trump mentioned a wide range of issues that he discussed with President Putin, including nuclear proliferation, the “scourge of radical Islamic terrorism,” the crisis in Syria and Iran. Regarding Iran’s presence in Syria, he said he had made it clear to Mr. Putin that “we will not allow Iran to benefit from our successful campaign against ISIS.”