Conservative mega-site The Drudge Report declared on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin dominated President Donald Trump‘s at the two leaders’ summit in Helsinki.
Drudge’s featured splash Monday afternoon blared: “PUTIN DOMINATES IN HEL.”
That linked to a Daily Mail piece declaring the Helsinki summit a “love-in.”
PUTIN DOMINATES IN HEL https://t.co/xVoRFueCkS
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) July 16, 2018
The play on words served to further the practically unanimous view that Trump completely botched the summit, choosing to believe Putin over US intelligence and defending Russia against allegations the country interfered in the 2016 election.
Many conservatives have come out to condemn Trump for his capitulation to Putin, including House Speaker Paul Ryan. and an ever growing series of conservative pundits, including a bevy of Fox News hosts.
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