President Trump being amicable towards Russian President Vladimir Putin is either very humiliating or deeply worrying, infers Charles M. Blow of The New York Times. It is, at this point, indisputable that the Russian leader had a hand in manipulating and potentially swinging the 2016 election in Trump’s favor. Being friendly with Putin is either a sign that Trump is being manipulated, tricked or is willfully complicit in Russia’s involvement. Russia does not have America’s best interests at heart. Putin has shown again and again that he is not to be trusted. Trump validates and empowers him by refusing to confront Putin over having undermined our election.
President Trump’s approach to Russia is exactly what is needed now, holds Roger Simon of PJ Media. Our past leaders badly failed at engaging and handling Russia. Trump’s 'keep your friends close and your enemies closer’ approach toward Vladimir Puting mirrors what Ronald Reagan used to help take down the Soviet Union. Understanding that Putin is a great schemer, Trump has shown that he can be very tough as well as friendly. Cooperation is the best way forward, and Russia knows that our leader isn’t afraid to bite, like when he bombed Syria after its chemical attack. Assertions of collusion have yet to be proven. Trump is dealing with Putin perfectly.