Trump invites Putin to White House meeting

Donald Trump seems to have decided to double down on his Helsinki debacle. He says he has invited Vladimir to another meeting, this time in Washington.

It’s hard to know whether eyebrows have been raised again, they stayed raised, or they have just given up oand been plucked.

Reuters: Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar over Helsinki summit

President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this autumn, the White House said on Thursday, a daring rebuttal to the torrent of criticism in the United States over Trump’s failure to publicly confront Putin at their first summit for Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election.

NY Times: Trump Invites Putin to Washington, Blindsiding His Intelligence Chief

President Trump plans to invite President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to visit Washington in the fall, the White House said Thursday — an invitation that stunned the nation’s top intelligence official, who said he was still groping for details of what the two leaders had discussed in their encounter this week in Helsinki, Finland.

Reuters: Russia ready to discuss Putin Washington visit: Ifax

Russia is ready to discuss a proposed new meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, Interfax news agency cited Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, as saying on Friday.

Meanwhile: Sanctions law behind Putin’s request to Trump for former U.S. officials

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request to U.S. President Donald Trump for a joint investigation of former U.S. officials sought by the Kremlin for “illegal activities,” including a U.S. ambassador to Russia, is just the latest effort in a years-long campaign to undermine a U.S. law that imposes financial sanctions on Putin’s officials.

The Hill: White House Rejects Putin Proposal to Interview American Citizens

The White House on Thursday backed off a proposal from Russian President Vladimir Putin to question U.S. citizens over alleged crimes in Russia after initially indicating President Trump would consider the matter.

“It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “Hopefully President Putin will have the 12 identified Russians come to the United States to prove their innocence or guilt.”

Trump was widely criticised for being a pussy with Putin, so in typical fashion tries to sound like he is really tough: Trump: I’ll Be Putin’s Worst Enemy If Relationship Doesn’t Work Out

  • President Donald Trump vowed in an interview with CNBC that if his dealings with Russian leader Vladimir Putin don’t “work out, I’ll be the worst enemy he’s ever had.”
  • But he also said that, “Getting along with President Putin, getting along with Russia is postive, not a negative,” Trump said.

Also typically, he is all over the place, saying something for everyone in his support base.

Also typically he tries to portray Obama as weak (he was) in comparison to himself.

  • Trump blasted his predecessor, President Barack Obama, for having been a “patsy for Russia” — while claiming he has been “far tougher on Russia than any president in many, many years. Maybe ever”.

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37 Comments

  1. Patzcuaro

     /  July 21, 2018
  2. David

     /  July 21, 2018

    Dont remember this amount of excitement when Hilary had her reset button or when Obama got caught with a hot mic expressing a great willingness to work with Putin but not wanting the voters to hear about it.
    In history occasionally foes talk to one another at a high level and sometimes for the betterment of humanity. Trump stuffed up with a word at a press conference the level of hyperbole is staggering, if he removed the toughest sanctions Russia has ever faced then some of this reaction could be justified.

    • Griff

       /  July 21, 2018

      Whataboutism (also known as whataboutery) is a variant of the tu quoque logical fallacy that attempts to discredit an opponent’s position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument, which is particularly associated with Soviet and Russian propaganda.
      Whataboutism – Wikipedia

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  July 21, 2018

      Oh bless your heart, didn’t your mama teach you that when you run out of valid arguments you’re supposed to sit quietly while the grown folks talk?

      • David

         /  July 21, 2018

        Nope, does your Mum suggest you spend less time in your bedroom reading conspiracy laden websites.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  July 21, 2018

        Joe, as usual blissfully unaware and self-referencing.

        • Joe Bloggs

           /  July 21, 2018

          one of the best descriptions of Trump that I’ve come across – from the dulcet lips of Jonathon Pie:

          He is a brattish, sub-literate, braggart, ill-informed privileged, self-righteous, entitled, Mummy’s boy. He is a gurning slug who mistakes brash for charisma, who thinks popularity matters more than integrity, and that diplomacy has no place in politics. A bloated, incandescent lobotomised sexual predator. A paranoid and supremely unqualified demagogue. A massive 70 year old cheese puff Wotsit with tiny wandering hands. An arrogant ill-informed, oversized Oompa Loompa. A whinging, braying, misogynistic know nothing. A phuck-headed egomaniac with a skull full of fetid shit.

          🤣

          • Doesn’t he like him, then ?

          • MaureenW

             /  July 21, 2018

            Yes he has the effect of reducing the intellectual left to worse than he is. Did this prick miss anything out?

            • Gezza

               /  July 21, 2018

              God yes. It was a good effort for a beginner, but he’s way short with that list.

              But hey, don’t get me started Maureen.

              I’m not in the mood.

            • MaureenW

               /  July 21, 2018

              You’re always in the mood for a therapeutic Trump rant G, but the other guy’s stolen your thunder 😱

          • Corky

             /  July 21, 2018

            I take it he was using Chinese sourced Preparation H. Not good for liberal piles.

  3. Claims that attacks on US democracy are continuing:

  4. Zedd

     /  July 21, 2018

    more ‘FAKE news’ from MrT ; could/couldnt.. would/wouldnt.. should/shouldnt.. fantastic, amazing, tremendous… WORST ever drivel, to add to the rest ! :/

  5. Patzcuaro

     /  July 21, 2018

    Rasmussen reports now have Trump’s Job Approval at minus 11.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

    • I wouldn’t have thought that anyone could have MINUS something. That is a real indictment. I wonder how Alan will talk his way out of that.

      Prince Charles and his sons didn’t meet Trump…could it be because he made those crude remarks about the Princess of Wales and what he would have liked to do to her ?

  6. Patzcuaro

     /  July 21, 2018
    • Corky

       /  July 21, 2018

      Lol…Nate Beeler. What a cartoon of a name.

  7. Alan Wilkinson

     /  July 21, 2018

    Trump is all about overthrowing the political elite. The political elite don’t want to be overthrown. The rest follows.

    • Gezza

       /  July 21, 2018

      The plitical elite include msny who vote for Trump initiatives. What are you talking about?

      • Gezza

         /  July 21, 2018

        *political

        • Gezza

           /  July 21, 2018

          *many

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  July 21, 2018

            Most of the Republican political elite have already been overthrown or have fled to the Democrats.

            • Gezza

               /  July 21, 2018

              The political elite are the members of congress. It makes no diffrerence in the US which swamp they came from, they’re always now in the biggest one. And the White House seems to be a sewer.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  July 21, 2018

              No, the political elite are far wider than Congress. Include bureaucracy, media, judiciary and academia. Hollywood and Silicon Valley think they are honorary members too.

            • Griff

               /  July 21, 2018

              Yip
              A few days ago I pointed out that trumps attacks on the judiciary and media were undemocratic. I got down ticked by the omba lumbas fans because they denied there are attacks on both.
              Here we have Alan confirming that trumpies have no respect for either institution
              Alan has taken a deep drink of the kool aid.

              Many have wondered how the Germans were corrupted so totally by the Nazis .
              Now you know.
              Persuade enough Useful idiots with bullshite that attacks their protections from fascist government with misdirection and lies .
              We live in interesting times.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  July 21, 2018

              Trumps attacks are no more undemocratic than the political elite – most of whom are not elected at all. It is actually a democratic revolt by voters who feel ignored and despised by said political elite.

    • Patzcuaro

       /  July 21, 2018

      Essentially Trump is correct to the exclusion of all else?

  8. Griff

     /  July 21, 2018

  9. wooden goat

     /  July 21, 2018

    Meanwhile, in the “what really matters” neck of the woods –

    “US unemployment at 50-year low” –
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/us-adds-jobs-unemployment-rate-ties-lowest-level-50-years

    Quote – “The U.S. economy saw another significant increase in manufacturing jobs. The number of those jobs rose 18,000 in May, and construction jobs rose 25,000.

    In addition, unemployment among black workers sunk to 5.9 percent, which is a record low since race-specific data began being compiled in the 1970s. ”
    – end quote

    No wonder so many black people in the US are “walking away” from the Democrats.

    As long as the economy keeps steaming along like a battleship, I don’t think Trump will give a fiddler’s fart about what the MSM and haters think about him.

    • Griff

       /  July 21, 2018

      The rate of job growth has actually slowed since Trump entered office.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  July 21, 2018

        Your chart actually shows unemployment stagnating a year before Trump took office and falling more rapidly after he was elected.

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