Well if you've been watching the news this afternoon, you'd think President Trump just committed an act of treason. Did he? Is Venus a cold planet? President Trump did not commit an act of treason, do not believe the hysteria being pushed.
President Trump is a deal maker and a damn good negotiator, so why would he insult and bully Vladimir Putin to his face? It's almost the same as when the other side was furious President Trump didn't call out and bully Kim Jong Un during the Singapore summit.
You simply can't bully and insult your way to a deal or peace, you must use your leverage and build a professional, business, and personal relationship. That's what President Trump does best.
Did Russia meddle in the 2016 election? The US intel agencies think so, but for what purpose? They didn't influence or change anything, so is it any different than China or Iran doing the same thing? Why would Russia risk more sanctions and other geopolitical problems just to obtain and steal information on US voters and candidates?
President Trump said this today, and it's a very powerful statement, one that the democrats and media hated to hear: "I would rather take political risks in pursuit of peace than risk peace in pursuit of politics.".
The United States and Russia have no reason to be in conflict anymore. The USSR is gone, and Putin knows it ain't coming back. Putin also understands the US has a bigger economy and better military, so what good does conflict serve Russia and Putin?
It would be in the United States and Russia's best interest to get a long, trade, and be allies.
China is the real threat on this planet. China has a much larger economy and a more powerful military than Russia does, and a lot more sophisticated cyber warfare branch than Russia does. God forbid if China tried starting a war or went on an attack, wouldn't you want Russia on the side of the good guys? Russia teaming up with China would be the worst thing ever for the United States, and I think President Trump knows that, and that's why he wants Russia on our side.
No one seemed to care when Barack Obama told the Russians he'd "have more flexibility" after his election. No one seemed to care when Chuck Schumer (D-NY) met and had fun with Vlaidmir Putin, and no one cared when former CIA chief John Brennan voted for the communist party in the 1970s.
No matter what President Trump does, the opposition will always play it as bad news and "treason".
Do you think for one minute Putin would admit to meddling in our election? If he did, what do you want to do about it? WW3, over a damn election? President Trump is mature enough to recognize it, and is driving straight through all the flak and political risks to have a better relationship with Russia, and get them on our side.
A lot can be gained in a US-Russia relationship, in terms of trade and military power. President Trump views Putin as a competitor, and Russia as a competitor of the US, which rings true.
Don't get lost in all the media and democrat hysteria, there is nothing to worry about. President Trump knows what he's doing, and he is smart enough to know, you don't insult or bully someone you're trying to broker a peace deal with.
President Trump didn't flat out agree with Putin's denial, he simply said Putin made a strong denial of the meddling claims, and President Trump acknowledged the US intel about 2016 Russian meddling. Here's the thing, the DNC server has not been reviewed by the FBI, so how can anyone know for sure who really breached it or hacked it?
People like Julian Assange and Kim Dotcom who claim to know who breached the server, say it was't Russia. Julian and Kim both have been asking to come forward to testify to and show their evidence, and what they say happened, is someone simply used a flash drive and copied files from that server over to an external drive. No hack no nothing. Maybe that's why the DNC server was never looked at? The deep state and democrats don't want the real truth coming? I guess only time will tell.
Check out the full press conference here, per Fox News: