News

National Security & Defense

Putin: Russia’s Relationship with U.S. ‘Getting Worse by the Hour’

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, in Moscow, Russia, June 13, 2019. (Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters)

Russian president Vladimir Putin warned in an interview released Thursday that Moscow’s relationship with the U.S. is “getting worse by the hour.”

Relations with the U.S, are “going downhill, they are getting worse and worse,” Putin said, according to a Kremlin transcript of his interview with the Mir TV channel. “The current administration has approved, in my opinion, several dozen decisions on sanctions against Russia in recent years.”

President Trump said Wednesday that he is considering slapping sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would provide Germany with easier access to Russian natural gas.

“I think it’s something that I’ve been looking at and I’ve been thinking about, and I’m the one that brought up the pipeline problem,” Trump told reporters, referring to his concerns about Germany being dependent on Russia for energy.

Trump also announced Wednesday that he will send 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland as a safeguard against Russian aggression in the region.

“I hope Poland is going to have a great relationship with Russia. I hope we’re going to have a great relationship with Russia, and by the way, China and many other countries,” he said. He added that he intends to meet with Putin at the G20 summit in Japan later this month, though Russia has cast doubt on that plan, saying the meeting is still “hanging in the air.”

Most Popular

White House

The Trump Steamroller

As we settle into high summer and the period of maximum difficulty in finding anything to fill in hours of television news, especially 24/7 news television, two well-established political trends are emerging in this pre-electoral period: The president’s opponents continue to dig themselves into foxholes that ... Read More
White House

Trump and the ‘Racist Tweets’

What does “racist” even mean anymore? Racism is the headline on President Trump’s Sunday tweets -- the media-Democrat complex assiduously describes them as “racist tweets” as if that were a fact rather than a trope. I don’t think they were racist; I think they were abjectly stupid. Like many ... Read More
Sports

We All Wanted to Love the Women’s Soccer Team

For the first time in my life, I did not root for an American team. Whatever the sport, I have always rooted American. And if those who called in to my radio show were representative of my audience, many millions of Americans made the same sad choice. It takes a lot for people like me not to root for an ... Read More
Elections

How Beto Made Himself into White-Privilege Guy

Robert Francis O’Rourke is white. If it’s any consolation, he’s very sorry about that. “Beto” has been running from his Irish ancestry for some time now. Long before the Left fell headlong into the logical termini of its triune fascination with race, power, and privilege, O’Rourke sensed that there ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Ilhan Omar Is Completely Assimilated

Beto O’Rourke, the losing Texas Senate candidate who bootstrapped his way into becoming a losing presidential candidate, had a message for refugees who had come to America: Your new country is a hellhole. The former congressman told a roundtable of refugees and immigrants in Nashville, Tenn., last week: ... Read More