CNN foreign policy analyst reveals how Trump’s trade plan is giving Russia exactly what it wants
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin (Wikimedia Commons)

While special counsel Robert Mueller investigates potential collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, the administration's trade policies may be providing another data-point suggesting the commander-in-chief is furthering the interests of Vladimir Putin, a GOP foreign policy strategist explained on CNN Monday.

President Donald Trump is reportedly obsessed with leaving the World Trade Organization (WTO), which is terrifying American allies in Europe.

Conservative foreign policy pundit Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), explained to CNN's Kate Bolduan how Trump's policy actions were exactly what the Russian Federation desired.

"His view of European Union as a threat to the United States is just bonkers," Boot suggested.

"De facto, by bashing the European Union, by raising doubts about the future of NATO, de facto, Donald Trump is advancing the Russian foreign policy agenda, because this is exactly what Russia wants to see," he continued.

"Russia wants to see the destruction of the Atlantic Alliance and Donald Trump is seemingly advancing towards that goal," Boot noted. "This is not in America's interests, this is in Russia's interests."