As the year and a half mark of Donald Trump’s presidency arrives, he is continually accused of having Russian sympathies because of the fake dossier. This has really hampered what Mr. Trump can accomplish as it relates to solving problems with the former Soviet state, and MSN News has just reported, that thankfully is about to change.
Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov has confirmed that Russian leader Vladimir Putin will meet with Donald Trump at a summit and the date is being worked out now. Already, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton was in the Kremlin talking to Putin and it is known that the meeting will take place not in Moscow, but “in a mutually convenient third country.” Whispers have said Helsinki, Finland, but no confirmation exists.
This is splendid news because, while the left is strutting around crowing about fake ties to Russia that never existed, there are real problems like NATO weapons on Russia’s doorstep that could lead to World War Three.
While the left is claiming that Putin tried to help Mr. Trump win the election when he did not, the truth remains that he did wish to create chaos in the election cycle and he accomplished that. The White House needs to address these issues and others, but the media has made that all but impossible for this happen. This is a problem that Putin himself lamented back when he laughed at host Megan Kelly.
Russia has been buzzing U.S. airspaces, invading U.S waters, and flying bombers illegally in Alaskan skies. Thankfully, Mr. Trump has long been aware that he must foil the media and talk to his Russian counterpart. “This meeting has been planned for a long time,” admitted Ushakov.
“It has enormous importance for Russia and America, but it (also) has huge importance for the whole international situation. I think it will be the main international event of the summer,” he added. Considering that the Korean War is likely about to end this summer and Asia may see peace from the madman Kim Jong-un, that is quite a statement indeed.
Sure, the United Kingdom may whine because they want Putin “isolated” and even some members of the U.S. Congress want to squeeze Russia tighter with sanctions, but has this worked so far? Russia isn’t poor little North Korea, they don’t need the United States. They produce energy and sell it to scum like Iran’s leadership if the U.S. doesn’t want it, so is that helpful?
Bolton himself was against meeting with Russia, though he too seems to have seen the light. It is said that “expectations are low,” perhaps even at the White House, as to how the meeting will end and if anything will get accomplished. Still, Trump promised when he ran that he would extend the olive branch to Putin since having him “getting along” with the U.S. is better than the alternative.
Opponents of the meeting opine that this gives Putin prestige, but this too is senseless. The man is the leader of one of the largest, most powerful, and historically rich nations on God’s green Earth. Therefore, he has prestige and this isn’t going to even be a jewel in his crown a month after it happens (unless it does end well and progress is made).
The Cold War version 1.0 was something that happened because the West and Russia did not talk. Reagan tore down that wall, as he said, only for the Cold War 2.0 to emerge and the same mistakes of silence to be with us.
Well, not on Donald Trump’s watch.