Five Days of the POTUS Tweets: Fighting the “Deep State” and the Road to Helsinki
July 16, 2018
President Trump has Tweeted a great deal about Russia and deep state affairs recently, sometimes venturing into "controversial" waters while doing so.
On July 11, five days before the summit meeting in Helsinki, Trump criticized the German government and their negotiations with Russia for the Nord Stream II project, saying, “Germany has just started paying Russia, the country they want protection from.”
....On top of it all, Germany just started paying Russia, the country they want protection from, Billions of Dollars for their Energy needs coming out of a new pipeline from Russia. Not acceptable! All NATO Nations must meet their 2% commitment, and that must ultimately go to 4%!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2018
Three days later, July 14, Trump, criticized the Obama administration for letting “Russian individuals work” during his term. There is no doubt these tweets were directly connected to the accusations of “meddling” in the American Presidential elections of 2016.
President Obama thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election, so when he was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn’t happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it. When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2018
These Russian individuals did their work during the Obama years. Why didn’t Obama do something about it? Because he thought Crooked Hillary Clinton would win, that’s why. Had nothing to do with the Trump Administration, but Fake News doesn’t want to report the truth, as usual!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2018
He also pointed out that Obama wanted “Crooked Hillary” to win, so he didn’t intervene, despite the fact that he had all the authority to do so.
Yet, yesterday, right after the end of the World Cup finals match between France and Croatia (4:2), Trump praised Russia, and President Putin in particular, for the organization of “one of the best tournaments ever.”
Congratulations to France, who played extraordinary soccer, on winning the 2018 World Cup. Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russia for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament -- one of the best ever!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2018
President Trump then tweeted that relations between Russia and the US have never been worse, and even called the current situation a “witch hunt”. He also commented on his trip to Helsinki in a series of three tweets.
Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2018
Heading to Helsinki, Finland – looking forward to meeting with President Putin tomorrow. Unfortunately, no matter how well I do at the Summit, if I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russia...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2018
...over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn’t good enough – that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition! Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2018
...know how to do is resist and obstruct! This is why there is such hatred and dissension in our country – but at some point, it will heal!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2018
The summit will take place today, July 16, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. The main goal of the summit is the normalization of Russian-American relations, which came under threat after the events of 2014 in Ukraine and Crimea and allegations of Russian “meddling” in the American Presidential elections two years ago. The Syrian crisis is also on the agenda for the meeting.
This isn't the first time that Helsinki has played host for vital international talks. Back in 1975, the Helsinki Accords lowered the tensions between the Soviet bloc and Western countries.
However Liberal media, such as CNN, keeps on blaming President Trump for being sympathetic to Russia, not even taking into account that it’s quite normal for heads of state to meet and discuss issues of mutual concern.