My, how last week was filled with talk of Russia, Helsinki, and Putin (as seen here). President Trump poured gas on the fire Thursday when he announced a potential D.C. get-together with Vladimir in the fall.
In a manner of speaking, the media lost their freaking minds.
Well, those talking heads on the Left can settle down: on Wednesday, Trump walked back his autumn plans a smidge. The reason? Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
According to National Security Advisor John Bolton, the meeting now looks more likely to happen “after the first of the year”:
“The president believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over, so we’ve agreed that it will be after the first of the year.”
After the witch hunt.
It’s a little optimistic — Mueller hasn’t indicated the investigation will be over by the first of the year.
I don’t think it will ever be over. There will eventually come the End of Days; and the only things still living will be cockroaches, The Rolling Stones, and the Mueller investigation.
The Kremlin hadn’t exactly jumped at the chance of a fall trip to the White House.
On Tuesday, Yuri Ushakov, advisor to Trump’s accomplice — as insisted by the Left — in a maniacal plan to destroy the earth, Vladimir Putin, told journalists in Moscow that a second gathering was a super cool idea. However, he also made clear that Russia hadn’t put it on its calendar quite yet.
Reuters reported this quote:
“There are other options [to meet], which our leaders can look at.”
Trump will indeed see his best buddy in November, though: both the Emperor and Darth Vader will attend the Group of 20 summit in grand ole Argentina.
Fun fact: although mass murderer Che Guevara — right-hand executioner for Sean Penn’s good pal Fidel Castro — is often thought to have been a native of Cuba, he was actually from Argentina.
Not everyone in Congress was particularly thrilled by The Donald’s invitation to The Vladimir. In fact, some Republicans said the Russian leader wouldn’t be welcome at the Capitol.
Geez — that could really hurt a guy’s feelings.
The postponement of a Russian meeting came after a White House huddle of the Pres and both Republican congressional leaders: Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan.
Time is gonna be disappointed; they’ve already gone and made this ominous cover.
Since Trump returned from Helsinki, many have come out to warn of further Russian meddling in America’s operation (like in-hot-water Rod Rosenstein, as covered here). And, as predicted, a bunch of people went nuts (like Adam Schiff, as seen here).
So maybe there’ll be a little bit less Russia madness between now and 2019. But have no fear; there’ll be plenty of other kinds of madness to take its place. That’s thanks to the increasing absurdity of the Left.
Really, Helsinki was bound to turn into a pumpkin any moment anyway, thanks to our 17-minute news cycle.
Tomorrow, or soon, the media will have a new way in which to assert Donald Trump is trying to destroy all that is good in the world. Many will believe it, as covered in my opinion piece earlier today.
Don’t forget — this is you:
What’s your opinion? Of the delay, and its affect on the future of Russian discussion among the talking heads? And will this have any effect on November? Please sound off in the Comments section.
Find all my RedState work here.