He ran on a platform of diplomacy with Russia. President Trump echoed what to most sane Americans seems intuitive. Quibble all you can about the merits of a close relations with Turkey (which we pursue and pacify to the detriment of true friends, the Kurds). But Russia? Diplomacy with Russia is a net good. Trading with or talking to Russia is good for the people of both countries.
But not to the filthy MSM. The meme circulated by MSM, to the effect Trump has untoward ties with Russia, now serves to cast every Trump attempt at diplomacy as high treason.
Putin is an ally against ISIS. More than that, Russia NOW is a civilizational ally. To wit, Putin vowed, in 2012, to actively assist the Christians of the Middle East. On the other hand, when our president attempted in his original travel ban, RIP, to privilege persecuted Christian; the lawyers in his own country refused to allow it. Justice a la America.
The USA claims to be “God’s Own Country.” But it is in Russia that is enjoying “a mighty revival of the Orthodox Christian faith while the West is abandoning its Christian identity.”
Eager to get on with an agenda he promised, “President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak at the White House Wednesday.”
But all the Media Idiocracy can see is “the swirling investigation of Russian contacts with Trump campaign and transition officials in 2016 and Tuesday’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was handling the probe.” (CNN)