Relations Cold as Tillerson Meets in Moscow

Liberals have been claiming that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are the best of friends and that Putin conspired and interfered in the elections to help get Trump elected. However, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received a less than friendly greeting upon his arrival and meeting in Moscow. It’s obvious that relations between the two nations is tenuous at the moment and that Trump and Putin are definitely not the best of friends.

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson met with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia for nearly two hours Wednesday, but the two men appeared unable to agree on the facts involving the deadly chemical weapons assault on Syrian civilians or Russian interference in the American election — much less move toward an improvement in basic relations.

“There is a low level of trust between our countries,” Mr. Tillerson told reporters at a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov, after the first face-to-face meetings between Russian leaders and a top emissary of the Trump administration.

“The world’s two foremost nuclear powers cannot have this kind of relationship,” Mr. Tillerson said.



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