NBC’s network chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin possesses the “upper hand” in his meeting with Trump.
Mitchell believes Trump “handed Putin a propaganda victory.”
“It’s very clear to me that Vladimir Putin has the upper hand just from the optics of it and the fact that the president went in praising him, saying how important better relations were,” Mitchell sais. “No one would argue about that, but he had just, on Twitter, blamed the worsening relationship … on past stupidity, he said, by prior administrations and what he called the ‘rigged witch-hunt.’”
“[H]e has already handed Putin a propaganda victory.”