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TRUMP AS THE RUSSIAN TOOL

17-07-2018

If proof were needed for Timothy Snyder's quote in my previous entry, the Helsinki Summit between US President Trump and Russia President Putin, gave it abundantly. Trump indeed acted  as a Russian tool for reasons given in Snyder's book. Trump shares with Putin the same disrespect forthe truth. Putin must be very pleased with his choice as President of the U.S. as he made clear at the Press Conference after their private meeting in which Trump no doubt vented his disdain for his predecessor, the Democrats in Congress, his allies in NATO  and  the whole EU. 


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Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau

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