On top of all of the day-to-day chaos in Germany these days from the arrival of hordes of ot of control Muslim "refugees" who refuse to accept the culture of their hosts, the land where I spent over three glorious years in the military has been turned into a land where her own people realize much of their culture is in danger. It is quite likely that the President will also address that problem when he meets privately with German Chancellor Angela Merkel while in Berlin. He will likely suggest that she take a course closer to the one he is on, touting sovereignty and immigration controls instead of opting for chaos and crime directed at her own citizens.
But today, President Trump held the much anticipated meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, a man who the media thought would be arrogant and superior in his demeanor, yet who looked quite timid on his first ever meeting with America's President. Putin continually looked at the ground in the initial public meeting while Trump tried his best to make eye contact. Quite a difference from his relaxed and slouching, some say disrespectful, demeanor when he first met with Barack Obama. But apparently the meeting with Trump became quite fruitful, for what was expected to be a thirty-five minute meeting lasted over two hours and at the end it was announced that the two nations had agreed to a ceasefire in Southwest Syria, the area where American and Russian forces were most likely to come directly in contact.
The business meeting between the two was very private after the opening press ceremony, attended only by the two world leaders, their foreign emissaries, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for the United States and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for Russia, and interpreters. When asked if the topic of the Russian hacking came up during a follow on press meeting, Tillerson said yes, that it came up, that Putin denied it and also that Putin asked for proof. An interesting response in light of America's media hype with no proof of Trump Administration collusion on the Russia issue being found yet. Could it be that there is no proof because the Trump Administration wasn't involved? After all, even Barack Obama said there was absolutely nothing to worry about at the time the rumors first surfaced and it's common knowledge that the Democratic Party hacking resulted from sloppy computer security and control by John Podesta. Poor John was the victim of phishing but, unfortunately for him, there were no fish involved, just computer content.
And since even the American press reported that this was the first time that the two leaders met in person, how is it that Trump is accused of colluding with the Russians? After all, CNN and the like still don't want to let go of this, yet Trump, a hands on kind of negotiator, would not collude via long distance. It's not his style but, of course, the media wishes to portray anything that even conceivably could have happened as directed personally by Trump. The despise the President that much.
So, Trump had a good day yesterday in Warsaw, a great opening today in Hamburg, and the very media that was so enamored by Obama when he accomplished nothing is biting their lips over Trump's positive diplomatic effort. And there's one thing for sure that Trump didn't do. He didn't promise Vladimir that he'd have more flexibility in the future.