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Details Set for Trump and Putin Summit on July 16

Details Set for Trump and Putin Summit on July 16

The summit comes a few days after Trump has meetings with members of NATO.

It’s happening! I cannot wait to see how the left and #NeverTrump will behave when President Donald Trump holds a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The two leaders will meet in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16.

Yesterday, I blogged that a Kremlin official announced the two sides came to an agreement after US national security adviser John Bolton met with Putin on Wednesday. Kremlin foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov told the media that Trump and Putin “would start with a one-on-one meeting between the presidents that could last several hours, and would focus on bilateral relations, Syria and arms-control issues.

Bolton explained why Trump needs to have this meeting with Putin. From NPR:

Bolton told reporters in Moscow the summit agenda would include a variety of issues, including arms control, but the meeting would not necessarily produce any specific agreements.

He acknowledged that any meeting with Putin is likely to generate some “political noise” in the U.S., where Trump has been dogged by a special counsel’s probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“A lot of people have said or implied over time that a meeting between President Trump and President Putin would somehow prove some nexus between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, which is complete nonsense,” Bolton said. “The president recognizes there may be some criticism of this decision to have the meeting. You’ve heard some of it here today. But what must guide his conduct of American foreign policy is the pursuit of American national interests. And he judges — correctly in my view — that this bilateral summit between himself and President Putin is something he needs to do and will do, regardless of political criticism at home.”

Bolton also “discussed Russia’s election meddling during his meeting with Putin and he expected that it would come up again when Trump and Putin meet.”

Trump travels to Brussels next month for NATO meetings on July 11 and 12. Members of NATO asked Trump to meet with Putin after the Brussels meeting “citing concerns Trump might agree to something with Putin that they are then forced to go along with.”



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Liberal heads are going to be spinning in 360 degree circles while they spew green vomit, and I can’t wait to see Chris Matthews scuttling across the ceiling like some big fat spider.

Bucky Barkingham | June 28, 2018 at 9:35 am

McRino and Grahamnesty will melt down.

If President Trump payed any attention to political criticism he would curl up in a ball and never get out of bed. I have never in my life (and I remember all the way back to Eisenhower) seen a president so criticized for every single word and action – right down to the way he combs his hair.

    RITaxpayer in reply to Granny. | June 28, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Granny, I stopped paying attention to all the noise back when the MSM and the dems were going gaga over him having TWO scoops of ice cream. He’s a doer and not easily intimidated. Imagine if North Korea and the rooskies become our allies and Europe ends up hating us. The press would have a field day. MAGA!!

I suspect the Russian collusion narrative is about done.

Bring it up this way is just a thumb in the eye of the Resistance.

    MarkS in reply to Petrushka. | June 28, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Well then, let’s bring it up…..every day!

      Tom Servo in reply to MarkS. | June 28, 2018 at 11:07 am

      Which is what Trump has just done by scheduling this. He continues to demonstrate how he was earned the title of Troll – Grandmaster Level! He drives his enemies into literal insanity.

American Human | June 28, 2018 at 11:34 am

Putin is a thug but he’s a pragmatic thug. He doesn’t trust the West and never has. We’ve been shaky friends in the past (at best). I’ve spent many many months in Russia from the North to the South and the West to Siberia and the Far East. I’ve spent time with military brass and plain citizens.
It will take time for us to really trust each other but perhaps Putin will see someone who will keep his word and reciprocate. My experience is despite the cultural differences (and they are many and varied and not to be taken lightly) Russians aren’t that different from us.
They are well educated and bright and nice people. They like Americans but are also patriotic to their own country.
Pragmatic Putin knows that continued confrontations with the U.S. is not good. His country is getting weaker and weaker money wise and he understands he needs to step into the mainstream. If he and Trump and establish trust, then I see good things.

    I understand he’s just blown up a ceasefire in Syria. He’s certainly not going into this meeting having toned tensions down.

    But, I don’t expect him to come in without a negotiating position either. I can only hope Trump can pull it off and get something useful. Just because Trump would prefer not to pour American troops into Syria doesn’t mean we are uninterested in a good outcome.

Trump (G7 summit): NATO is as bad as NAFTA… It’s much too costly for the U.S.

Trump (today): Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!