Trump: Putin Can’t Fool Me, Except This One Time

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In his interview with Matt Lauer Wednesday evening, Donald Trump insisted that the public lovefest between his campaign and Vladimir Putin would not in any way hamper his ability to shrewdly deal with the Russian leader. “It’s not going to get him anywhere,” Trump insisted. “I’m a negotiator.” The next day, Trump handed the Russians a major propaganda victory when he appeared on RT and criticized American foreign policy. Kellyanne Conway, who is still Trump’s campaign manager, explains that her candidate did not intend to appear on RT. He was bamboozled:

Nobody said it would be on Russian TV! Somehow Trump’s trust-and-don’t-verify policy resulted in a complete victory for Russia at his expense.