But rather than sit back like George W. Bush and never say a word in his own self-defense, Trump takes them on head first. The series of meetings that he has just held, starting with NATO including Germany's Angela Merkel, Britain's Theresa May and finally Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, made clear that his views support a changing way of business instead of the same old, same old of previous administrations. And he knew that whatever he did or said, the press would have twisted it around one way or the other to use against him.
Trump knew that meeting with Putin was important. After all, the two countries combined make up nearly ninety percent of the world's nuclear arsenal, so any meeting designed to reduce the threat caused by nukes is a good thing. Putin is also a potential great ally in the fight against radical Islamic extremism, for he has had his fair share of serious problems with that issue as well. Isn't it logical to find common ground with someone who can help to rid the world of such problems? The answer is, of course, yes.
But let's get down to the press conference where the media and the usual liberal and neo-con Never Trumpers found such disdain and the why for Donald Trump not acknowledging Putin's role in election tampering. After all, Trump knows it happened and has previously acknowledged it, but the media and their supporters see it as a way of making Trump acknowledge that he was colluding with the Russians on that or any issue they can dream up. The dossier, a document confirmed to not only be phony, yet paid for by funds from the Hillary campaign, was used by the very American intelligence community to try and use to discredit the President. And the actual meddling in the election came to a large degree from the access that Russians and or others had to the Democratic National Committee servers and likely from Hillary's hacked insecure computer as well. Furthermore, the actions took place under President Obama's watch and with the Obama intelligence community, many of whom are still hanging on in government. And that's why Trump did what he did and, in the end, it will turn out to be a brilliant move.
Trump couldn't win with the media no matter what he said. And, of course, the Republicans of the McCain mindset will jump on the bandwagon with the Progressive Democrats for they are much closer in sync with their global view of governance than they are with Trump's views. But watch how this plays out, for Trump has been the master of dealing with adversity and just as the media proclaims an issue will finally take him down, he emerges stronger than ever. This will, once again, end just the same.