Trump tries to douse Putin storm — but his cleanup tests credulity

(CNN)President Donald Trump is finally in full-scale cleanup mode after his summit debacle with Russian President Vladimir Putin — but the credibility of his new critique of Russian election interference is being undermined by his unrepentant and conflicting statements since he got home from Helsinki. Under intense political pressure, the President went further in laying […]

Trump opens NATO summit with blistering criticism of Germany, labels allies ‘delinquent’

russels (CNN)President Donald Trump came out brawling in his first public comments here ahead of NATO’s annual summit, accusing a close US ally of being “a captive of Russia,” calling members of the alliance “delinquent” in their defense spending and insisting they increase it “immediately.” Trump’s provocative comments — particularly those aimed at Germany — […]

Europe’s migration policies are not so different from Trump’s

The European response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” of illegal migration and especially the controversial separation of children from their parents has largely been one of outrage and disgust. “We do not share the same model of civilization,” said French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux in June. “Has ever a US president displayed such a […]

US child migrants: First ladies speak out on Trump separation policy

The former US First Lady Laura Bush has condemned a controversial policy that splits up families who illegally enter the country. Writing in the Washington Post, she describes the separation of children from their parents as cruel, immoral and heart-breaking. Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. Earlier Melania Trump […]