July 9, 2017

LAUGHINGSTOCK:

Despite Deep Policy Divides, Europe Trip Seen by Buoyant Trump as High Point (GLENN THRUSH, JULY 8, 2017, NY Times)

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, the only high-level American official allowed in the room with the president, had urged his boss to hit Mr. Putin hard on the issue -- but told an associate he was still stunned that Mr. Trump would begin the meeting, unceremoniously, by saying to the Russian leader, "I'm going to get this out of the way: Did you do this?"

Posted by at July 9, 2017 12:23 PM

  

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