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February 20, 2017

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Entry from February 7, 2017

Even Donald Trump’s supporters, if there are any left, seem to be joining in the chorus of derision about his reply to Bill O’Reilly’s assertion that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is a "killer." Mr Trump had just said that he respected Mr Putin, and could easily have replied: "What has that got to do with it? He’s the leader of a nuclear-armed superpower with whom it is overwhelmingly in our interest to get along as best we can. That’s the relevant fact here — the "alternative fact," if you like — which is no less a fact for that. It can’t be our major concern what he does to his domestic political opponents, which is more or less (mostly less) what Russian autocrats of all stripes and varieties have always done." Full Entry


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