The saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ is quite true and when it comes to pictures of US Presidents with Putin they speak volumes.
Although Democrats tried to blame Trump for Russian collusion no evidence has been discovered. What is true however is President Trump and Putin have an easy comfortable manner when around each other, something Obama and Putin did not share. In fact Obama didn’t seem to have a good relationship with any other foreign ruler and Trump just seems at ease whenever he goes.
Yesterday was the first face-to-face, mano a mano meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin and if you ask Donald Trump, it was a “tremendous meeting.”
Per the LA Times, Trump and Putin agreed on a limited cease-fire in southwest Syria and discussed how to bridge their differences on Ukraine, ending North Korea’s nuclear program and cyber security threats.
Things are looking good, right? Well apparently not, because according to the left this ‘chummy’ behavior sends the wrong message.
Andrew Weiss, a former National Security Council official responsible for Russia, said Trump had sent the wrong signal with upbeat body language and by not pushing Putin harder on alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
“The atmospherics were chummy,” said Weiss, who is now at Washington’s Carnegie Endowment for International Peace think tank in Washington. “The clear push from Trump to normalize U.S.-Russian relations was on display in the meeting.”
Instead the left would prefer this…
Which behavior seems more presidential to you?