We Need to Improve Relations With Russia, Not Deteriorate Them
The mainstream media is on the warpath against President Trump yet again, this time for what he said (and refused to say) during his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Liberal politicians and those in the liberal media alike have taken issue with how soft Trump was on Putin and his refusal to take the Russian president to task for Russia’s supposed meddling in the 2016 election. As Trump himself put it in a tweet describing his choice not to come down hard on Putin at the meeting, though, ensuring peace is more important than looking tough.
Summits between world leaders are an opportunity for diplomacy and relationship-building, not conflict. In the end, President Trump had nothing to gain by insulting Putin at the summit, and both the United States and Russia had everything to lose. As Trump himself admitted, his choice of words may not have been perfect, but his intentions were valid.
Russia is a nuclear superpower that stands in direct contrast to western ideals, but that doesn’t mean we can’t foster decades of peace and understanding between our two countries. Anything less could have cataclysmic consequences. Those who would have preferred that Trump attack and criticize Putin rather than treating him with respect and working toward a beneficial relationship need to take a long, hard look at what they are asking for. If we deteriorate relations with Russia through such political grandstanding rather than try to improve them, war may be the result.
To hear Nigel Farage explain the importance of improving US-Russia relations, be sure to check out the video below.
~ Liberty Video News