TRUMP & Putin Resolve To Enhance Friendship & Cooperation Between US & Russia

WITH  American lawmakers  and mainstream  media making  their  reservation public  about  friendship with Vladimir  Putin led  Russia , POTUS  Donald Trump  has vowed to mend  relations  between the two nuclear powered nations. Democrats are opposing Trump’s initiative in this direction between the two Presidents saying there is ample evidence about Russian interference in the last presidential elections involving Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump has defended the historic summit before landing at Helsinki in Finland that Russia had allegedly interfered not in his favour but in favour of his rival. The then administration should have tried to foil it. He has gone on record at the Helsinki Summit that he is bent on forging personal bond with the powerful Kremlin. The chef executives of their nations have resolved at their first ever summit through interpreters to forge to reset troubled relations between the world’s greatest nuclear powers. Trump attended the summit despite allegations of Russian meddling in US politics blaming “stupidity” by his predecessors for plunging ties to their present low. The  Presidents  exchanged a few opening remarks at a press conference  before commencement of their dialogues  amidst congratulatory  messages  of several  world leaders   praising  Putin  for  successfully  organising  the 2018 World Cup  for football.”The time has come to talk in a substantive way about our relations and problem areas of the world.”Before the two leaders went into a first session between just themselves and their interpreters, Trump said the summit would cover “everything from trade to military to missiles to nuclear to China”.”Frankly, we have not been getting along for the last number of years. And I really think the world wants to see us get along. We are the two great nuclear powers,” he said.”I’ve not been here too long (as president), it’s getting close to two years, but we’ll be having an extraordinary relationship, I hope so.”Shortly before the summit opened, Trump was asked if he would press Putin over Russia’s alleged manipulation of the 2016 election that brought the mercurial property tycoon to power. He said only: “We’ll do just fine.”Many US critics had called for the summit’s cancellation after new revelations surrounding the alleged election meddling. But Trump has insisted it is “a good thing to meet”, as he attempts to replicate with Putin the sort of personal rapport he proclaims with the autocratic leaders of China and North Korea. If the pair do find common ground, the summit may take the heat out of some of the world’s most dangerous conflicts, including Syria. But there are many points of friction that could yet spoil Trump’s hoped-for friendship with the former KGB spymaster. Trump began the day by firing a Twitter broadside at his domestic opponents, blaming the diplomatic chill on the investigation into alleged Russian election meddling.”Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. Foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!” Trump tweeted. Russia’s foreign ministry responded tweeting “We agree.” Trump’s US opponents tried, in turn, to gain traction for the hashtag #BAF (Blame America First).After a stormy NATO summit in Brussels last week, Trump was accused by critics of cosying up to Putin while undermining the transatlantic alliance. Diplomatic rivals. The Kremlin has also played down hopes that the odd couple will emerge from their first formal one-on-one summit with a breakthrough. On Friday Putin’s adviser Yuri Ushakov said: “The state of bilateral relations is very bad…. We have to start to set them right.”Indeed, after the bad-tempered NATO summit and a contentious trip by rump to Britain, anxious European leaders may be relieved if not much comes out of the Helsinki meeting.(with inputs & image  from Al Jazeera)

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