U.S. President Donald Trump, left and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during their meeting in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Monday, July 16, 2018. Trump and Putin arrived Monday at Helsinki's presidential palace for a long-awaited summit, hours after Trump blamed the United States, and not Russian election meddling or its annexation of Crimea, for a low-point in U.S.-Russia relations.
Photo: Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP
Photo: Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP

‘Improving U.S.-Russia relations would be a good thing,’ the right says

From FOX News: “President Trump – despite what his critics say – is not a naïve fool who will sell out the United States and our allies and make ridiculous concessions to Putin.”

2. Trump can beat Putin — and his critics in the media

From The Hill: “All of this overstates the risks, downplays the possible gains.”

3. For successful summit in Helsinki, Trump must choose words wisely

From The Hill: “This summit gives Trump a chance to change course, and counter the unchecked attacks Putin continues to make against liberal democracy, but it remains questionable if he will take that path.”

‘The triumph of nothing over everyone,’ the left says

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