Trump on the wire: why the American President wants friendship with Russia

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of the United States Donald trump in the break working meeting at the APEC summitTrump on the wire: why the American President wants friendship with Russia© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

Conciliatory statements by U.S. President Donald trump in Moscow immediately provoked a storm of criticism from some U.S. politicians. The White house was accused of excessive credulity, and even cowardice. What is behind this sudden change of tone trump and how this might affect the future policy of the United States, understood to RIA Novosti.

«Russia can greatly help»

«When all the haters and fools realize that good relations with Russia is good, not bad? I want to resolve (crisis. — Approx. ed.), North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, (to solve the problem. — Approx. ed.), terrorism, and Russia can significantly help!» — trump wrote in his Twitter after a brief meeting with Putin.

When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There always playing politics — bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russia can greatly help!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017

Although full meeting of the presidents of the USA and Russia took place, Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin spoke at the APEC summit in Hanoi «on his feet» and made a joint statement. The leaders confirmed their common position on the resolution of the conflict in Syria. It was about the intention to defeat the terrorist group «Islamic state»*, and the UN security Council resolution 2254 —»the Sovereignty, independence, unity, territorial integrity and secular character of Syria.» The bottom line, the heads of States agreed that the Syrian conflict has no military solution, and assured that the final settlement should be found within the Geneva process.

The conversation on the future of Damascus trump called «good» and furthermore, relying on support of the Kremlin and a serious issue — overcoming the «threat of a crisis in North Korea.»

Actually, the tone was set. And at the press conference, trump said: despite the fact that against Moscow imposed «heavy sanctions», it is necessary to co-operate, the friendship between Russia and the United States will benefit the world. He also stressed that assumptions about «the Russian intervention» insulted Putin, and that «it is not good for the United States.» The story «Moscow’s intervention» trump described as an artificial barrier to relations between the two countries.

Reaction from overseas has not kept itself waiting. Senator»hawk» John McCain accused the President of neglecting American interests due to the fact that he trusts the Russian leader, and not according to US intelligence. «Vladimir Putin does not care about American interests. To think otherwise is not just naive, it puts our national security at risk,» said McCain.

A statement by Brennan that «trump is afraid of Putin,» the political scientist has called «simply delusional».

The meeting of Putin and trump is really needed is the U.S. leader, convinced in his turn, the President of the Center for strategic communications Dmitry Abzalov. Because the demonstration of the ability to negotiate with Moscow it is much more important than concern about the immediate aspects of your image.

«When the time comes to sum up the presidency of the trump, it will be judged not by rating but by deeds. Today there are a number of problems, which allow the Washington without the participation of Moscow simply can not. Syria, which soon should begin the process of postwar reconstruction, one of the most challenging. There the situation deteriorated with the Kurds escalated tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. That’s why Trump was necessary in any format to talk with Putin and sign a joint statement,» says Abzalov.

According to him, trump remains true to itself: coming to politics as to business and considers the political arrangements as transactions. It is very important that the presidents were able to compare notes on the subject of joint solution to the Syrian problem. But, according to the source, and sent to the trump signal: Russia is not only possible but also need to negotiate.

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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