Love Moschino Espadrilles - Women Love Moschino Espadrilles online 11101265MV on Australia - 11101265MV online a2bbdb

The summit offered up a graphic reaffirmation of what was already known

by

Macarena® Espadrilles - Women Macarena® Espadrilles online on Australia - 11580864SM,

  • COMPOSITION
    Textile fibers
  • DETAILS
    logo, glitter, solid color, round toeline, fabric inner, rubber sole, flat
THE story of the meeting between President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki has a beginning and an end, but no middle.

It began with a statement from the American president. The lowly state of Russo-American relations, he tweeted, was not the fault of the Russian government for seizing Crimea, shooting down a passenger airliner, interfering in America’s presidential election or using a banned nerve agent to kill citizens of a close ally on its own soil. No, it was the fault “of US foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt”.

It ended with a joint press conference that John McCain, a Republican senator, described as, “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.”

In the middle was a void, in which the two presidents met with nobody else in the room but their interpreters. For those who watch Mr Trump daily and have observed his habit of being confrontational with other people when at a safe distance and then seeking to please them when face-to-face, this encounter seemed freighted with risk. Would he give away Crimea by mistake? Would he commit to some Russian-led military initiative in Syria? In fact this part seems to have gone relatively well. Both presidents reported that they talked about nuclear weapons, including the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) which covers short- and medium-range nuclear missiles. The chances of them signing an extension to the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) are perhaps greater now than they were before the meeting. That is not nothing.

Yet it is hard to pinpoint a decisive change in American foreign policy that came out of the Helsinki meeting. What it offered instead was a reaffirmation of things that America already knew about its president. Mr Trump thinks that the world benefits when America and Russia have close relations, and that “the United States has been foolish” on this point. He takes the judgment of America’s intelligence services that Russia intervened in the 2016 election campaign to be a personal insult, an accusation that he needed outside help to beat Hillary Clinton. He will readily believe the word of a former KGB agent over the views of the CIA or FBI on this point. Americans who question this are liable to be described by their president as enemies of the people. The probe run by Robert Mueller is “a disaster for our country”. It was jarring to see Mr Trump say these things standing on a podium next to Mr Putin, but they are all things he has said before, countless times. This is not a performance. He really means it.

One part, near the end of the press conference, is worth quoting at length to give an unmediated sample of the president’s thinking:

Manebí Espadrilles - Women Manebí Espadrilles online on Australia - 11129900DPManebí Espadrilles - Women Manebí Espadrilles online on Australia - 11557645LT,Montané Espadrilles - Women Montané Espadrilles online on Australia - 44961818PL,Montané Espadrilles - Women Montané Espadrilles online on Australia - 11559370KJ,N.D.C. Made By Hand Espadrilles - Women N.D.C. Made By Hand Espadrilles online on Australia - 11526504AFOficina Lozoya Espadrilles - Women Oficina Lozoya Espadrilles online on Australia - 11190758EX,Ovye' By Cristina Lucchi Espadrilles - Women Ovye' By Cristina Lucchi Espadrilles online on Australia - 11569277NV,Paloma Barceló Espadrilles - Women Paloma Barceló Espadrilles online on Australia - 11538256CM,Manebí Espadrilles - Women Manebí Espadrilles online on Australia - 44926138BJ,Palomitas By Paloma Barceló Espadrilles - Women Palomitas By Paloma Barceló Espadrilles online on Australia - 11102570PI,Lanvin Espadrilles - Women Lanvin Espadrilles online on Australia - 11188233FB,Palomitas By Paloma Barceló Espadrilles - Women Palomitas By Paloma Barceló Espadrilles online on Australia - 11099352WDOvye' By Cristina Lucchi Espadrilles - Women Ovye' By Cristina Lucchi Espadrilles online on Australia - 11569581XX,Paloma Barceló Espadrilles - Women Paloma Barceló Espadrilles online on Australia - 11123133ISPhilipp Plein Espadrilles - Women Philipp Plein Espadrilles online on Australia - 44955769JR,Rag & Bone Espadrilles - Women Rag & Bone Espadrilles online on Australia - 11395014HU,Ras Espadrilles - Women Ras Espadrilles online on Australia - 11560006BXPinko Espadrilles - Women Pinko Espadrilles online on Australia - 11232288QF,Patrizia Pepe Espadrilles - Women Patrizia Pepe Espadrilles online on Australia - 11377942KH,Santoni Espadrilles - Women Santoni Espadrilles online on Australia - 11371527JL,Sara López Espadrilles - Women Sara López Espadrilles online on Australia - 11329910TO,Ska Espadrilles - Women Ska Espadrilles online on Australia - 11464328KHSoludos Sushi Platform Smoking Slipper - Espadrilles - Women Soludos Espadrilles online on Australia - 11419521FR,Penelope Chilvers Espadrilles - Women Penelope Chilvers Espadrilles online on Australia - 11438670TF,Salvatore Ferragamo Espadrilles - Women Salvatore Ferragamo Espadrilles online on Australia - 11258090TV,Star Love Babucha Bordada - Espadrilles - Women Star Love Espadrilles online on Australia - 11451709AD,Stella Mccartney Espadrilles - Women Stella Mccartney Espadrilles online on Australia - 11478411GKSuperga® Espadrilles - Women Superga® Espadrilles online on Australia - 11206333UU,Soludos Espadrilles - Women Soludos Espadrilles online on Australia - 11477013GHSuperga® Espadrilles - Women Superga® Espadrilles online on Australia - 11571369MB For readers who are rubbing their eyes at this point, it is important not to lose sight of a few things that will endure once this summit is over. Mr Mueller’s probe has gathered so much detail about the activities of the GRU that its future activities would seem to be compromised. Russia’s economy is weak, and American sanctions will not be lifted by the Senate anytime soon. Some of America’s institutions are not doing their job. But some of them quietly are.

  • Manebí Espadrilles - Women Manebí Espadrilles online on Australia - 11306459BB,

    The world economyThe next recession

    Toxic politics and constrained central banks could make the next downturn hard to escape
  • Manebí Espadrilles - Women Manebí Espadrilles online on Australia - 11111258EJ,

    More rogue than reformerWhat it means if Saudi Arabia murdered a journalist in Turkey

  • An ugly beauty contestNigeria’s presidential election pits a wheeler-dealer against a soldier

  • Marc Jacobs Espadrilles - Women Marc Jacobs Espadrilles online on Australia - 11422676EP,

    Climate changeThe latest report on global warming makes grim reading