Joe Scarborough claimed that recent news of a possible state visit to Russia next year will only further the opinions that many Americans already share: that President Donald Trump is either a Russian agent or a “useful idiot” working on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Last week, Trump told reportersthat he was invited to visit a military parade celebration in Russia next year and is considering going. “President [Vladimir] Putin invited me,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn. “It’s a very big deal, celebrating the end of the war, etc., etc. A very big deal. I appreciate the invitation. … It is in the middle of our political season, so I will see if I can do it, but I would love to go if I could.”
Scarborough hedged a bit in his analysis of this potential trip, saying “I’m not saying Donald Trump should go to Russia. I think — I think, though, at some point, the United States needs to recognize, in a very public way, the remarkable sacrifice the Russian people made in the defeat of Hitler, along with all of our other allies.”
Trump has long faced criticism for a perceived cozy relationship with Russia, which the nation’s intelligence agencies have determined worked to interfere in the United States presidential election in 2016 between Trump and Hillary Clinton.
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