Trump does Putin’s dirty work at NATO summit

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July 13, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer

No sooner did President Trump arrive at the NATO summit in Brussels than he launched a tirade at one of our closest allies, declaring, “Germany is totally controlled by Russia.”

That ludicrous charge is based on a usual Trump stew of fake facts mixed with demagoguery. But it raises an unavoidable question prior to Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin Monday.

Is the U.S. president totally controlled by Russia? Is he a “Manchurian candidate,” brainwashed or blackmailed by Putin into helping the Kremlin weaken America? So far I’ve avoided conspiracy theories and still believe the president is brainwashing himself with a mindset that prefers dictators to Democrats and views alliances as burdens.

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