Submissive Trump Just Put On The Most Embarrassing Act In Front Of The Entire World
President Trump pretended to act tough for the cameras when met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday at the Group of 20 summit in Japan, only to show how submissive to Putin he really is.
As journalists shouted questions asking if Trump would tell Russia not to meddle in U.S. elections, the president delivered a deadpan response.
Trumps sardonically asked Putin not to meddle in the 2020 US election, smirking and pointing his finger as he did so and appearing to make light of a scandal that led to an investigation of his campaign’s contact with the Kremlin during the 2016 election.
“Yes, of course, I will. Don’t meddle in the election, please. Don’t meddle in the election,” Trump said, flashing a smile.
Putin chuckled in response.
Trump’s timid attitude and Putin’s response revealed who was really is in command during their meeting.
Friday’s meeting was the first time Trump and Putin met face-to-face since former special counsel Robert Mueller finished his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
While Robert Mueller did not establish a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the special counsel’s report outlined in extensive detail how Russia engaged in a systematic effort to interfere in the 2016 election and aid Trump’s candidacy.
Trump previously got into hot water during a summit with Putin last year in Helsinki, when he pointed to the Russian leader’s denials of any involvement in election interference and undercut the U.S. intelligence community.
Trump was joined at Friday’s meeting by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, national security adviser John Bolton, national security aide Fiona Hill, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) June 28, 2019
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