President Donald Trump said it will be easier for him to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin than NATO allies such as the United Kingdom on his overseas trip.
Trump made his bizarre statement before he boarded Air Force One, notes CNN:
I have NATO, I have the UK, which is somewhat in turmoil, and I have Putin. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all – who would think?
Trump failed to mention that his tariffs and statements attacking NATO have placed NATO in turmoil.
CNN anchor John Avlon was shocked by Trump’s statement:
Vladimir Putin, to say that he’s a competitor, to say it’s too early to say what his intentions are, we have plenty of documentation.
This is the president continuing to keep Putin close. And to say that Putin is a friendlier, easier meeting than with our oldest allies in the world is simply jaw-dropping.
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