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Trump Slammed as 'Treasonous,' 'Disgraceful' - Page 2

Even allies dismayed by Putin remarks
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2018 1:44 AM CDT

  • A Russian triumph. Trump's remarks handed Putin an "unalloyed diplomatic triumph," according to the Washington Post, which notes that Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was "snickering with exuberance" as he watched the press conference.
  • "Shocking reality." The president of the United States "trusts the word of a former KGB agent over the consensus of the American intelligence community backed by a ton of facts," tweeted Dan Rather. "That is a shocking reality. Everyone who excuses Trump’s behavior must answer that now, and when history inevitably judges."
  • Putin's dream summit. The Helsinki meeting appears to have been the summit Putin "was waiting for his entire life," Brookings Institution Russia expert Alina Polyakov tells the Atlantic. "I think he completely set the agenda at the summit," she says. "It was telling that the US president did not mention Ukraine or Crimea once. The US president also didn’t mention US sanctions and basically let the Russian president set the agenda on Syria and other items as well."

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