This is not normal, write this down in your book so you can remember that we didn’t always use to take orders from the Kremlin (assorted tweets in sequence as a statement; ellipses indicate the end of one tweet and beginning of next):
“The G 20 Summit was a great success for the U.S. – Explained that the U.S. must fix the many bad trade deals it has made. Will get done! … I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election. He vehemently denied it. I’ve already given my opinion … We negotiated a ceasefire in parts of Syria which will save lives. Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia! …
“Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded … and safe. Questions were asked about why the CIA & FBI had to ask the DNC 13 times for their SERVER, and were rejected, still don’t … have it.
“Fake News said 17 intel agencies when actually 4 (had to apologize). Why did Obama do NOTHING when he had info before election? Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin. Nothing will be done until the Ukrainian & Syrian problems are solved!”
Also/too (from the Axios morning email thingie) confirmation that this is now the policy of the United States:
During an Air Force One briefing on the way home, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters: “What the President and Secretary [of State] Tillerson charged us with as they came out of the meeting is what we’re going to do going forward.”
We are totally fucked in the dark.