Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Stephen Cohen: Criticisms of Trump Over Putin Presser Are 'Like Mob Violence'

Russian Studies Prof: Criticisms of Trump Over Putin Presser Are 'Like Mob Violence'

17 July, 2018

A New York University Russian Studies professor emeritus said the critical reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin is "like mob violence."

"I've never seen anything like it in my life," Professor Stephen Cohen said. "The reaction by most of the media, Democrats and anti-Trump people is like mob violence."

Earlier in the day, Trump drew bipartisan criticism for questioning the conclusion of U.S. intelligence that Russia hacked the DNC's emails in 2016, touting Putin's "strong" denial of the allegations just laid out by Mueller.

Cohen said it's been common since World War II for the U.S. president to meet with the leader of the Kremlin, "in order to avoid war between the two superpowers."

"Relation between the United States and Russia are more dangerous than they have ever been, including the Cuban Missile Crisis," Cohen said.

Tales of the New Cold War: Trump & Putin speak of war and treason. Stephen F. Cohen

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