Max Boot Mocks Trump/Putin Call: ‘Maybe Donald Trump Gave His Advice on Raking the Forest’
BOLDUAN: "What is your take, that they wouldn’t discuss the INF Treaty at a minimum? Because this deadline has been looming for a long time."
BOOT: "It’s not credible. Maybe Donald Trump gave his advice on raking the forest to Vladimir Putin, which is the advice he gave to California officials. But you can’t take at face value anything this administration says about Russia because of their record of mendacity and the way that Trump has tried to conceal his dealings with Putin, even going to far as to confiscate a translator’s notes. As usual, this phone call, we found out about it because the Russians told us about it, not the White House. The White House has a way of putting out these cover stories like when the Trump campaign was meeting with the Russian envoy offering dirt on Hillary Clinton and it was supposedly about adoptions. This phone call was supposedly about forest fires.“