Haass: Trump Is More of an Outlier as the 45th President than Any of Those that Came Before Him

‘Donald Trump is more of an outlier as the 45th president than any of those 1 through 44 that came before him’

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HAASS: "And he’s also on the cusp of essentially making Bashar Al Assad’s position in Syria permanent. This is extraordinary for Putin. Whatever his plan or his hopes were, this has far exceeded them. No way any Russian president could have imagined this degree of disarray in the Western alliance, essentially generated by the leader of that alliance. Let's just take a step back here, Mike. Any normal president would have done two things over the last week. One, he would have made sure that the foundation of the alliance, U.S./European relations looked robust heading into a summit. That’s a foundation of strength. And two, if all these indictments were to come out from the Justice Department, he would use that as ammunition to go after a Russian president and say, 'This has to stop and here is the price you’re going to pay for what you’ve done and here is the price you’re going to pay if you do it again.' That would be something that we would call a normal president. And I think we just have to accept we have anything but. Donald Trump is more of an outlier as the 45th president than any of those 1 through 44 that came before him.”

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