Appearing on MSNBC, former Secretary of State John Kerry told Lawrence O’Donnell that he believes President Trump is “completely intimidated or somehow held in the spell or frightened of President Putin.”
“I think it’s obvious by now, having witnessed the president’s appearance in Helsinki where we stood feat away from Putin after having had a meeting with him, and he literally threw the entire American intelligence community over the bridge.” Kerry said. “I mean, just threw them out, saying in front of Putin that he had denied that anything had happened, and he said, quote, ‘I have no reason not to believe President Putin.’ So in saying that, he was saying I have every reason not to believe the intelligence community of the United States.”
Kerry continued “I think John McCain, at the time, called him one of the most infamous presidential moments that he ever witnessed. And clearly, the president has never spoken out about the bounty on American troops, never raised it with President Putin in any of the phone calls to the best of any of our knowledge, never cited that he had, and has never said anything about the poisoning of Navalny.”
“So we have a President who for whatever reason is completely intimidated or somehow held in the spell or frightened of President Putin.” Kerry added.