Trump Unleashes New Attacks on US Media, Democrats

Charlene Craig
July 16, 2018

"We had much better defences, so they couldn't", Trump said during the CBS interview.

He said that Russian Federation is a foe "in certain respects" and that China is a foe "economically. but that doesn't mean they are bad". But that doesn't mean they're bad. It doesn't mean anything. "They were doing whatever it was during the Obama administration", he told CBS anchor Jeff Glor on "Face the Nation". "If we don't realize everything we do has a reaction", Paul said, "we're not going to be very clear on having peace in the world".

But he added: "Unfortunately, no matter how well I do at the Summit, if I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russian Federation...over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn't good enough - that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition!"

The summit, which comes at one of the most crucial junctures for the West since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, has alarmed some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies who fear Putin might seek a grand deal that undermines the US-led transatlantic alliance. "What could go wrong?" read one banner.

The president and his wife Melania arrived in Scotland on board Air Force One on Friday evening, before travelling by motorcade to the Trump Turnberry resort - one of two Scottish golf courses he owns.

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Trump told The Sun newspaper in an interview published Thursday that he is the descendant of immigrants from Germany and Scotland. Both leaders said they had a lot to talk about. "I think he has not been hospitable to a government that is very important".

But in Helsinki, which lies close to the Russian border, there was plenty of heat on Putin too.

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Trump against making any unilateral deals with Russian Federation that come with a cost for the United States' Western allies.

It could be a particularly tricky meeting for Donald Trump on Monday after the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking in the run up to the 2016 presidential election. The meeting comes days after the office of special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking into computers during the 2016 election.

Mr Trump says he will raise the issue, but the summit has no formal agenda.

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The Mueller probe was launched in early 2017, but it's been plagued by a fierce political fight over his legitimacy. The indictment also does not allege that any vote tallies were altered by hacking.

On Thursday, Trump described Putin as a "competitor" rather than an "enemy" and said he expected they would get on well when they hold their first summit in Helsinki.

With that in mind, a senior House of Representatives Republican told CBS's "Face the Nation" that Trump should ask Putin in Helsinki which airport the Russian hackers will be extradited to for being taken into USA custody.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., rejected Bolton's assertion that the indictments put Trump in a stronger position going in to the meeting.

"As far as one can see, the most important objective for Russian Federation at this point is to halt the further deterioration of relations with the United States, to stabilize these relations, albeit at the current extremely low level, and only then to proceed to their gradual normalization", Kortunov said. "We have to start to set them right".

"From an opening words standpoint, the president should speak first and know exactly what he is going to say", Weinberg wrote for Fox News. In addition, the comments that the president has made in apparent support of Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region - referring to its Russophone population and to the investment Moscow has made into the peninsula since the land grab, for example - have been alarming to a wide audience.

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Portugal made the last 16 of the tournament, in stark contrast to Italy, who failed to qualify for the first time since 1958. Juventus president Andrea Agnelli flew out Tuesday to meet the 33-year-old forward.

Protesters also launched a 20-foot-tall (6-meter) blimp depicting Trump as an angry baby that had flown over anti-Trump protests in London on Friday.

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