Executive Intelligence Review


Trump Wants To Reduce Nuclear War Threat, Insists on ‘Stupidity’ of Russiagate Witch Hunt

July 14, 2018 (EIRNS)—U.S. President Donald Trump indicated July 13 that he wants to discuss nuclear weapons reductions with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet on Monday: “The proliferation is a tremendous—I mean to me, it’s the biggest problem in the world, nuclear weapons—biggest problem in the world,” he said during a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May. “If we can do something to substantially reduce them; I mean, ideally get rid of them, maybe that’s a dream, but certainly it’s a subject that I’ll be bringing up with him,” Trump said of his July 16 summit with Putin. The President further said that nuclear arsenals were “also a very expensive thing, but that’s the least important.”

In this context, Trump blasted Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “Russiagate” probe as a “rigged witch hunt.”

“We have this stupidity going on, pure stupidity, but it makes it very hard to do something with Russia because, anything you do, it’s like: ‘Russia—Oh he loves Russia,’ ”

Trump said. “I love the United States, but I love getting along with Russia and China and other countries. I call it ‘the rigged witch hunt.’ I think that really hurts our country, and it really hurts our relationship with Russia.”