During an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Bill Browder, who managed one of the biggest foreign investment firms in Russia said that President Donald Trump had a ” Neville Chamberlain moment” during his summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday.
On Monday, President Trump embarrassed the United States by siding with Putin.
“We’ve taken the first steps towards a brighter future. This was a very constructive day. A good competitor, he is, and I think the word competitor is a compliment. I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today,” President Trump said during a joint press conference.
Burnett asked how Russia received that message. “How does that go over with Putin?” she asked.
“Well, that was sort of classic appeasement of Putin. I would describe that as Donald Trump’s Neville Chamberlain moment. Neville Chamberlain being the person who tried to appease Hitler, and Putin looks at that as just unabashed weakness. He will take advantage of that. He will take advantage of Trump. He will take advantage of the United States if he sees that type of weakness, which he experienced today,” Browder said.