Black GANT Chelsea Chelsea GANT boots MALIN CHELSEA 1666d0

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


Brian Atwood Sandals - Women Brian Atwood Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11508396PK,

Product specification

Omoda number 91104
Category Chelsea boots
Brand GANT
Inside material Leather
Uitneembaar voetbed No
Material sole Rubber
Colour Black
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:

Steve Madden Desire High Heel Sandal - Pump - Women Steve Madden Pumps online on Australia - 11438856LLEmanuela Passeri Sandals - Women Emanuela Passeri Sandals online on Australia - 11517891TX,Nero Giardini Sandals - Women Nero Giardini Sandals online on Australia - 11549283GQ,Pink KIPLING Sandals RINA 2,Green TORAL Sandals TL10822,Francesco Russo Sandals - Women Francesco Russo Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11577647FB,Ovye' By Cristina Lucchi Sandals - Women Ovye' By Cristina Lucchi Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11563885IP,3Ohémien Sneakers - Women 3Ohémien Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11530450XF,Ea7 Sneakers - Women Ea7 Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11579460EM,Bruno Premi Sandals - Women Bruno Premi Sandals online on Australia - 11556482UM,Keys Sandals - Women Keys Sandals online on Australia - 11548848JA,Shoe Bizz Paris Sandals - Women Shoe Bizz Paris Sandals online on Australia - 11544041FJ,Black BRONX Booties 34087,Castañer Sandals - Women Castañer Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11522597DF,Leo Studio Design Sandals - Women Leo Studio Design Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11372074RK,Stella Mccartney Sandals - Women Stella Mccartney Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11330968WQ,Cesare Paciotti 4Us Sneakers - Women Cesare Paciotti 4Us Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11385611SN,Twin-Set Simona Barbieri Pump - Women Twin-Set Simona Barbieri Pumps online on Australia - 11244481AP,Francesca Conoci Sandals - Women Francesca Conoci Sandals online on Australia - 11141979CR,Paris Texas Sandals - Women Paris Texas Sandals online on Australia - 11557091DFBlack TANGO Sneakers MANDY 1,Black RED RAG Sneakers 76554,Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals - Women Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11357532RO,Poetic Licence Sandals - Women Poetic Licence Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11482074OC,Adidas Originals Nmd_R2 Pk W - Sneakers - Women Adidas Originals Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11382353NSFornarina Sneakers - Women Fornarina Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11564901AO,Cerasella Sandals - Women Cerasella Sandals online on Australia - 11417255TC,Liu •Jo Shoes Sandals - Women Liu •Jo Shoes Sandals online on Australia - 11235323SW,Stuart Weitzman Sandals - Women Stuart Weitzman Sandals online on Australia - 11561282TJ,Black OMODA Booties 7129K919 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.

  • Keys Sandals - Women Keys Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11548848JA,

    The world economyThe next recession

    Toxic politics and constrained central banks could make the next downturn hard to escape
  • Sergio Rossi Sandals - Women Sergio Rossi Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11494438MS,

    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

  • Brunello Cucinelli Sneakers - Women Brunello Cucinelli Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11516090WP,

    Climate changeThe latest report on global warming makes grim reading