Trump and Putin in Helsinki
A couple of days ago, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki where the two discussed the troubled post-Cold War relationship between the US and Russia. But most notable was the joint press conference, where Trump lavished praise upon Putin and stated emphatically that Russia did not meddle in the 2016 US general election.
The meeting is the conclusion to an overseas trip across Europe, Asia, and North America, during which Trump spent most of his time attacking long-time allies like Canada, the UK, and the EU. For many of his supporters, Trump’s public admiration of Putin has been the final straw.
To discuss the Trump-Putin meeting and what it means for international politics at-large, The Daily‘s Sam Baran was joined by Professor Joseph Camilleri, founding director of the Centre for Dialogue at La Trobe University.