Andrea Mitchell: What’s the ‘Foreign Policy Fallout’ of Trump’s ‘Disgraceful Performance’?
MITCHELL: “And Nick Burns, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO during the George W. Bush administration, joins us as well. Nick, one thing that occurs is that Donald Trump believes that he’s got the politics on his side, that he has so sullied the reputation of the Mueller probe with his repeated claims that it is a witch hunt that we can get away with this politically at home especially with Republican control of Congress. And on the world stage, is this less of an issue, this what many would say disgraceful performance with Vladimir Putin? Is this less important than reasserting that Putin should not have annexed Crimea? I’m — where do you see the foreign impact or fallout from this?”
BURNS: “Andrea I think the enduring image from this press conference will be the weakness of Donald Trump. That’s how the rest of the world is going to see it. The weakness of Donald Trump alongside Vladimir Putin."