Monday, July 16, 2018

Quote of the Day

Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to and exceeds the threshold of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you?

– John Brennan
Quoted in The Washington Post
July 16, 2018

Above: The cover of the July 17, 2018 edition of the New York Daily News accuses President Donald Trump of siding with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over his own country. The cover's illustration by Bill Bramhall alludes to a statement Trump made during his presidential campaign that he could shoot someone on New York’s Fifth Avenue and not lose voters.

Related Off-site Links:
"Shameful," "Treasonous," "Disgraceful": Trump Slammed From All Sides for News Conference with Putin – Dartunorro Clark (NBC News, July 16, 2018).
Trump Sides With the Kremlin, Against the U.S. Government – Krishndev Calamur (The Atlantic, July 16, 2018).
Trump, Treasonous Traitor – Charles M. Blow (The New York Times, July 15, 2018).
The Crisis Is Upon Us – Charles P. Pierce (Esquire, July 16, 2018).
Trump Sheds All Notions of How a President Should Conduct Himself Abroad – Mark Landler (The New York Times, July 16, 2018).
In Helsinki, Trump Violated His Oath of Office – Thomas L. Friedman (The New York Times via The Star Tribune, July 17, 2018).
Is Donald Trump Committing Treason? – John Shattuck (The Boston Globe, July 16, 2018).
Is Donald Trump’s Dark Russian Secret Hiding in Deutsche Bank’s Vaults? – Luke Harding (Newsweek, December 21, 2017).
How Russian Mob Money Helped Build Trump Business Empire – Craig Unger (The New Republic, July 13, 2017).
Putin Does Not Deny That Russia Has "Compromising Material" On Trump – Marina Fang (The Huffington Post, July 16, 2018).

UPDATES: Trump Backtracks on Russian Meddling, Says He "Misspoke" During Putin Meeting – Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro (Associated Press via Chicago Tribune, July 17, 2018).
Trump Now Says He Accepts U.S. Intelligence Reports on Russian Election Meddling – Eileen Sullivan and Mark Landler (The New York Times, July 17, 2018).
National Security Experts Warn Trump Is Behaving More and More Like a "Controlled Spy" – Sonam Sheth (Business Insider, July 17, 2018).
Soft Targets: The Muddled and Anti-Intellectual American Brains That Made Election Meddling Possible – Bill C. Davis (Common Dreams, July 18, 2018).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Quote of the Day – May 23, 2018
Quote of the Day – February 6, 2018
Global Condemnation for Trump's Latest Ignorant and Racist Comments
Hope in the Midst of Collapse
With Republicans at the Helm, It's the United States of Hypocrisy
Donald Trump: A View from Australia
Trump's America: Normalized White Supremacy and a Rising Tide of Racist Violence
Quote of the Day – April 6, 2017
Quote of the Day – March 26, 2017
A Profoundly Troubling and Tragic Indictment
On International Human Rights Day, Saying "No" to Donald Trump and His Fascist Agenda
Progressive Perspectives on the Election of Donald Trump
Election Eve Thoughts
Carrying It On
Progressive Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump
Trump's Playbook

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