Helsinki secrets

By Israel Shamir

Shamir at his best, full of wit and brio and as astute as ever in his political judgments.

Like an orange hurricane, President Trump made a stormy visit to the Old World. Usually American presidents’ visits to Europe present photo opportunities and vows of eternal love and friendship. Not this time. Since the Mongol invasion, not many visitors from outside shook Europe like he did. The US President has finally emerged from the cage built by his political adversaries, and begun to say things his voters wanted to hear. Read More

Trump branded as ‘Putin’s Poodle’ by mainstream media, accused of ‘treason’ and declared ‘traitor’

By Alison Rourke
The Guardian

From Trump’s ‘treason’ in the New York Daily News to a ‘nod and a wink’ in the Daily Express, most of the media see the Helsinki summit as a triumph for Putin.

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Newspapers around the world have reacted to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s performances at the Helsinki summit, and are united in their assessment of which world leader came out on top.

In the US, several papers went in hard on Trump. The New York Daily News accused the president of “treason”. Its front page featured an illustration of Trump holding hands with a bare-chested Putin and shooting Uncle Sam in the head with a gun in the other hand. Read More