Saturday, July 8, 2017

Putin set a trap and Trump fell into it

Jen Psaki [see],

Image from, with caption: File:Secretary Kerry Celebrates First Briefing by Spokesperson Psaki En Route to Stockholm, Sweden

[T]he Russians are skilled public manipulators.
When I was at the State Department, the country that was easiest for our team to work with on logistics -- whether it was access to the press, or when to do statements or take questions -- were the Russians. They understand, better than most, the importance of the public side of diplomacy. It made planning easy, but it also required on-the-fly adjustments to make sure that the Russians didn't read out meetings or characterize conversations without the perspective of the United States. And they still got the best of us from time to time. ...

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