OSAKA, Japan — Since Donald Trump’s first day in office, Russia has loomed over his presidency. Yet every time he’s had a chance to cast aside people’s doubts, Trump does the opposite.
During a March 2018 phone call, Trump congratulated Putin on his reelection, despite rampant allegations of fraud and even his own aides’ all-caps warning: “DO NOT CONGRATULATE.” At a gathering of world leaders several months later, Trump reportedly said the contested Crimea region in Ukraine is Russian, despite his own administration’s condemnation over Moscow’s annexation of the area. And at a summit in Helsinki the following month, Trump appeared …read more
Source: European Voice