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Schumer to Trump: Do NOT Meet Putin Alone!

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By    |   Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:01 AM

Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday issued a one-sentence warning about President Donald Trump’s upcoming huddle with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday morning, the Senate minority leader, stated: "President Trump should not meet with President Putin alone."

His declaration follows a meeting with reporters on Tuesday in which Schumer said he is "afraid" of any deals the president might agree to during their powwow next week.

He said Trump already has been taken "to the cleaners" in meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un they "took him to the cleaners."

"It's even worse for him to meet with a very, very clever, out-for-himself man like President Putin, alone," Schumer said on Tuesday.

"And I am very much afraid what he would give away without any advisers to keep him in check."

Schumer’s warning follows concerns voiced by former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, R-N.Y., who, appearing on Newsmax TV’s "America Talks Live," chastised the president for implying Putin will be easier to deal with than this week's NATO summit and visit to the United Kingdom.

Speaking with reporters before leaving for the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump said: "I have NATO. I have the U.K., which is in somewhat turmoil. And I have Putin. Frankly, Putin may be the easiest of them all. Who would think?"

That did not sit well with D'Amato, who told Newsmax’s Miranda Khan, John Cardillo, and Gina Loudon:

"Putin is one tough, horrific person. He is a brutal dictator, make no mistake about that. He still runs the Russian country like the KGB. The president makes a mistake when he almost glorifies him. He should not do that."


D'Amato, who served in the Senate from 1981-1999, urged Trump to demand assurances from Putin that Russia will not meddle in future U.S. elections, which American intelligence says he did during the 2016 presidential race.

"I'd like to see there be some progress and not just take Putin's word that they didn't try to interfere with the election, because they did," D'Amato said.

"Even the Republicans in Congress, the Senate, have indicated, yes, they found evidence that clearly, clearly demonstrates that Russia was meddling. So, the president's got to get an ironclad commitment from Putin that he will not support any meddling from Russia or from any of its citizens . . ."

Trump will meet with Putin early next week in Helsinki, Finland.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday issued a one-sentence warning about President Donald Trump’s upcoming huddle with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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