Mad for Vlad, Trump Invites Putin To Washington

Mad for Vlad, Trump Invites Putin To Washington
President Donald Trump so enjoyed his successful Helsinki meeting with Vladimir Putin that he’s sent a message to the Russian strongman inviting him to the White House this fall. Great, another damn sequel. Perhaps Russian oligarchs could use the occasion to hold a GOP fundraiser in DC — it wouldn’t be the first for some of them.

Mr. Putin may be welcome at the White House and the Trump Hotel, but he can forget about addressing a joint session of Congress. Maybe he can pop across the Potomac to visit his fans at the NRA instead.


“Trump responds to Helsinki criticism by inviting Putin to White House,” Sabrina Siddiqui, The Guardian

“The Double Down From Hell: Trump Invites Putin to D.C. for Second Meeting,” Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine

“White House morale tanks amid Helsinki fallout,” Eliana Johnson, Politico

“As Trump Struggles With Helsinki’s Fallout, Congress Faces a New Charge: Complicity,” Nicholas Fandos and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times

“GOP Rep. Hurd says Trump is Being Manipulated by Putin,” Eric Garcia, Roll Call

“GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick: ‘The President Was Manipulated By Vladimir Putin,'” Daniella Cheslow and Michel Martin, NPR

“Trump’s Russia spin falls flat with GOP,” Burgess Everett and Eliana Johnson, Politico


“Trump’s Russia Fixation Has a Simple Explanation,” Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg

“Unanswered Questions Trail a Trump DOJ Official With a Russia Tie,” Natasha Bertrand, The Atlantic


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