Getting along

Trump’s presidential PR team has put out its official spin on the lovefest in Helsinki:

Bold American diplomacy in Finland

When President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday, he continued a proud American tradition on the world stage. “From the earliest days of our republic, American leaders have understood that diplomacy and engagement is preferable to conflict and hostility,” the President said.

America has no illusions when it comes to Russia. President Trump directly addressed the issue of Russian interference in U.S. elections with President Putin, and the Trump Administration has implemented a range of tough sanctions on Russian individuals and entities. “The disagreements between our two countries are well known,” President Trump said. “But if we’re going to solve many of the problems facing our world, then we’re going to have to find ways to cooperate.”

The bottom line: Americans want peace, not conflict. “Nothing would be easier politically than to refuse to meet, to refuse to engage, but that would not accomplish anything. As president, I cannot make decisions on foreign policy in a futile effort to appease partisan critics,” President Trump said.

“As the world’s two largest nuclear powers, we must get along!” President Trump tweeted.

And by “get along” he means abject submission by the US president and smirking dominance by the Russian dictator.

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