This morning I’ve been seeing the headlines that Trump said his meeting with Putin may be the “easiest of them all”. I thought, why would he say that about Putin, especially with this media?
Well as it turns out, he did say it, but probably not how you might have been thinking if you didn’t see it in context.
JUST IN: President Trump discusses his trip to the NATO summit, and his summit with President Putin.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 10, 2018
Basically Trump is lamenting that his meetings this week with both NATO and the UK are going to be difficult, perhaps more difficult than his meeting with Putin. That’s all he’s saying.
I would point out, however, that his meeting with the UK might be a little easier if he hadn’t imposed stiff trade tariffs on them and other allies. The meeting surely won’t be helped with all the political turmoil going on over there, but I’d have to wager that the tariffs will certainly be an issue.