On Tuesday, President Donald Trump landed in Brussels ahead of his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland July 16th.
Trump continues to alienate NATO allies while seemingly cozying up to Putin. Before he left this morning, he joked in a press conference that Putin would be easier to deal with than NATO.
Russia experts worry that the President is likely to be outmaneuvered by the former FSB director.
On Deadline MSNBC, analysts joked that at this point, expectation over the meeting were so low, they’d be impressed if Trump managed to hold on to Alaska.
“The problem we have, Trump is under a cloud, and if he isn’t guilty, he sure looks like it the way he interacts with Putin,” said Democratic operative Ron Klain. “And secondly, he’s a horrible negotiator. He got his clock cleaned in North Korea, and we’ll be lucky, at the end of this meeting in Putin, is Alaska is one of the 50 states.”
Ex-Bush aide says Trump falls back on racism because he’s losing his mind: ‘Take him to Walter Reed for a full medical’
MSNBC contributor Elise Jordan said President Donald Trump was stuck peddling racism because he's losing his mental faculties.
The former speechwriter and National Security Council staffer in George W. Bush's administration said Trump's attack on four Democratic congresswomen betrayed his inherent racism, and showed that he's mentally diminished.
"I think you're being a little bit too charitable regarding Donald Trump having an actual strategy in the first place," Jordan told "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough. "I think that this is who he is -- he's racist."
"You have seen it, you know, his entire career," she continued, "whether it's calling for five young black men who are innocent to be executed. you see it in his comments consistently throughout the course of his campaign wanting to ban an entire religion from entering the country, and just this week the horrible remarks that, you know, an elected official -- elected by her fellow countrymen and women should be grateful to be in the country and should leave otherwise."
MSNBC’s Morning Joe drops the hammer on Trump’s ‘mob’: A ‘new level of racism’
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump believes the four Democratic congresswomen he's been attacking aren't capable of being fully American because they're not white.
The "Morning Joe" host said Trump's recent attacks on those first-year lawmakers had followed a familiar pattern, but Scarborough warned the president had taken those racist provocations to a new level by suggesting that people of color aren't capable of loving their country.
"They're not white," Scarborough said. "Clearly, (he) is suggesting (because) they're not white, they're foreign, even though they're not, and also, very interesting in that press conference -- that presser when the president said, 'They're just lucky to be where they are.' That's Donald Trump saying, you know what? Given that they're women and they're from Somalia or from wherever, Detroit, from Cincinnati, regardless, they're just lucky to be where they are."