On Russia, it’s Trump versus the Trump administration. On March 20, 16 days after Russia operatives poisoned an ex-spy and his daughter near the homes in the UK, President Trump called Vladimir Putin. It wasn’t to tell the Russian strongman that he’d crossed a line, or to promise swift retribution if Moscow used a deadly nerve agent outside its borders ever again.
Instead, they had a friendly chat where they discussed meeting in person — potentially at the White House.
The call is noteworthy for its substance — Putin hasn’t visited the US since 2015 — and for its timing.
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