Trump’s meeting with Putin is about ratings not diplomacy

Image for post
Image for post
Trump in London

We are creating the monster.

Trump profoundly believes in his genius, and that he can outwit Putin like he did Kim. He believes he won with Kim, despite no evidence to that effect. He will no doubt come away from Putin thinking the same. Both Kim and Putin are smart enough to know how to play a narcisist. They will flatter him, make him feel special, give him the credit for their clever ideas, and let him walk away chest puffed out having just been robbed blind without realising.

Written by

Writing about politics, history, and society. An outsider's view on the USA, insider's view on the UK, and cautious optimist. @ts_writing

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store