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Newspaper Editorials Condemn Trump’s Acting as “Putin’s Poodle” at Summit

Here is a sampling of the headlines today, which are almost uniformly awful for Trump.

PUTIN PETS HIS POODLE


Boston Globe

 

TRUMP’S DISGRACEFUL BOW TO RUSSIA


Charlotte Observer

It was the first time in memory a president was this deferential, this weak, in the presence of an adversary.

AN APPALLING SPECTACLE


Los Angeles Times

OPENLY COLLUDING WITH CRIMINAL LEADER


Miami Herald

We have met the enemy. It’s not Putin

Yet in refusing to acknowledge the plain facts about Russia’s behavior, while trashing his own country’s justice system, Trump in fact was openly colluding with the criminal leader of a hostile power.

PUTIN’S POODLE


New York Daily News

LAYS AT PUTIN’S FEET


New York Times

TRUMP COWERS BEFORE PUTIN


New York Newsday

SHOCKING


Richmond Times-Dispatch

Trump’s shocking display next to Putin

In all, it was an astonishing display, and one that should leave the president’s supporters in Congress and the nation alarmed. A country can hardly defend itself against future assaults if its president can’t acknowledge the ones that have already taken place.

DISGRACED THE DIGNITY OF HIS OFFICE


San Diego Union-Tribune

Trump blaming America for Russian tensions hits a new low

Donald Trump’s trip to Europe to meet with other national leaders has proven to be an almost unfathomable new low for his presidency. In offering unrelenting attacks not just on U.S. allies but U.S. ideals, Trump has disgraced the dignity of his office, or at least what was left of it.

. . . . For that to come from the leader of a nation whose predecessors were proud to also be leaders of the free world is appalling enough. But in Trump’s dealings with vicious Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, the president isn’t just ignorant of history; he’s changing its course. Every American president ever has stood up for America — until July 16, 2018.

AMERICAN HUMILIATION, UNMITIGATED DISASTER


San Francisco Chronicle

BETRAYED, DISGRACES HIS COUNTRY


St. Louis Post-Dispatch

After a president disgraces his country, where will his loyalists draw the line?

The president of the United States failed, if not outright betrayed, his country before a world audience on Monday. President Donald Trump’s performance at a news conference in Helsinki was nothing short of disgraceful. He might as well have bowed and kissed the ring of Russian President Vladimir Putin to make his loyalty official.

FAILED TO DEFEND AMERICA’S FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO FREE ELECTIONS


Tampa Bay Times

STUNNING AND WRONG


Tulsa World

Trump’s statement after Putin meeting are stunning and wrong

The president’s statements in Helsinki were stunning and wrong.

ASTONISHING

USA Today

TRUMP CAVES


Washington Examiner

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