National interests have a way of prevailing over personal friendships.
Can Donald Trump relight the fire with his Russian brother Vladimir Putin?Once upon a time they were a mutual admiration society. In 2013, Trump expressed hope that Putin would attend his Miss Universe contest in Moscow and wondered if he would become “my new best friend.” In 2015, he compared Putin favorably to President Obama.“In terms of leadership, he [Putin] is getting an ‘A,'” he told Bill O’Reilly. Putin returned the favor in 2016 by calling Trump “talented and brilliant.”Today their relationship is less chummy. The multiple investigations of Russian …read more