Tony Katz Today
No, We Should NOT See Russia as Our Friend
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President Trump said Monday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has "driven a wedge between us and Russia" following his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin ... "Maybe we’ve just knocked down that wedge, but it has driven a wedge and President Putin said that," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity in a Monday interview.
President Trump came under sharp criticism in the wake of the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Liberals and even a few conservatives called Trump's comments during the afternoon joint press conference with Putin "treasonous."
"I'm a Russia skeptic; I don't believe Russia. They've proved again and again that they are only interested in that which directly impacts Russia. They're not interested in fighting Islamic terrorists that want to kill Americans; they're only interested in fighting ISIS terrorists if they are a threat to Russia.
Politicians have tried this approach again and again. They think if they just play nice with Putin; if they just talk with him in the right way; if they just attempt to work with him, we can make progress. The fact is, you can't play nice with Putin.
Dictators don't think logically. We have made the mistake of thinking that other political leaders and world powers can be reasonable, but dictators are not reasonable, nor are they logical."
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