Trump and Putin: A surreal moment in US politics

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • The problem is no one’s prepared to do something with the information we already have.

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    We don't know everything about the Trump campaign's relationship with Russia. Nevertheless, what the public does know — especially following this summit — is pretty damning.

    We know that Russia and the Trump campaign whether publicly or privately explicitly or implicitly coordinated together and that Russia interfered in the election on Donald Trump's behalf.

    Ezra Klein breaks down why Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is a remarkable, if not surreal, moment in American politics.

    To learn more, read Ezra’s take:

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  • Vox

     (Jul 17, 2018)

    In Helsinki, Trump’s true message to Putin was: “Thank you.” And we have no idea what to do about it. Read Ezra Klein’s full feature story now on

  • blood raven

     (Oct 25, 2018)

    welcome in 2018 people are a little bit more worried on getting food on their plate and a roof over their head and little less worried bout politics

  • Nick C

     (Jul 17, 2018)

    Hi I’d just like to point out when Putin called Trump “brilliant,” the sense of the word wasn’t _“intelligent”_ but _“brightly colored.”_ He was calling him a clown.

  • Mark Lanzarotta

     (Sep 26, 2018)

    Trump was lighting up the room with fluorescent orangeness.

  • Charisse Aldis

     (Sep 12, 2018)

    That's still brighter than you dude what are you nothing, what is he the president

  • Reprogramming Mind

     (Jul 18, 2018)

    Really interesting how this is going to all go down

  • Forrest Munden

     (Jan 4, 2019)

    So far the country has seen tons of positive changes. Imagine if Hillary was there

  • MrArjab

     (Jul 27, 2018)

    You know you lost as well when you voted for him right? Everyone lost but those trying to destabilize America.

  • Comrade

     (Jul 25, 2018)

    When will they marry?

  • abhinav sreekar

     (Jul 18, 2018)

    you guys have a chance to bring him down in november. do it.

  • Ain'tMyself

     (Dec 2, 2018)


  • Oooof

     (Oct 30, 2018)


  • Sol Invictus

     (Jul 18, 2018)

    All Trump had to say was, “Sure there might have been Russian meddling efforts, and I stressed that Russia cannot meddle again in our elections in the future, but we’re not going to dwell on the past in trying to improve our relationship.”Instead what he said was that he believes Putin more than our intelligence agencies.It was really hard to screw that one up, but he managed to do so.

  • Mark Lanzarotta

     (Sep 26, 2018)

    The guy is just plain stupid.

  • It is the BANEBLADE

     (Sep 8, 2018)

    Carso Jay Very funny,Trump is not gonna let the us become a spcialist country,more pike the liberal and thoose antifa hypocrite who are gonna do it.

  • Van Hendrix

     (Jul 17, 2018)

    Americans have taken sides. US politics is now "us VS them". The them are other Americans

  • Ancient Evidence

     (Nov 9, 2018)

    First step in taking down a world super power is dividing it's citizens. Putin wants America to fall, he has cultivating Trump for years. Scary that someone being paid by Russia is running this country.

  • HipposOnCrack

     (Jul 18, 2018)

    Hillary lost the unloseable election

  • Mark Lanzarotta

     (Sep 26, 2018)

    Thanks to Vladimir Putin’s interference.

  • Kensen Kensen

     (Jul 29, 2018)

    Yes and the weeping and gnashing of teeth was beautiful. .......

  • AliveWithPassion

     (Jul 18, 2018)

    Disgusting! Since Nixon got impeached for election fraud, how is this orange guy still in the White House? I really hope this investigation gets the evidence it needs to proceed with impeachment.

  • Random Trans Conservative

     (Dec 29, 2018)

    Orange man bad

  • iHostz

     (Aug 18, 2018)

    al cerillo INERT That’s so untrue. I know the democrats would choose other nations over us, but that’s not how we do it in the Republican Party. Stop with all the left propaganda. Hillary had more voter fraud than Trump. She has all the illegal immigrants on her side.

  • James Pegs

     (Jul 18, 2018)

    Even we (those who aren't Americans), can clearly see Trump's not an ideal president. He's just a tycoon, a tyrant who adores & admires foreign dictators. My apologies but this "latest" issue is very entertaining to us.

  • iHostz

     (Aug 18, 2018)

    James Pegs Our economy is doing amazing, and our president takes a 1$ pay check. I’m really happy.