Trump Demanding Russia be Re-Included in the G7 is an Outrage

Trump Dismantling US Response To Russian Annexation Of Crimea

Rachel Maddow reports on the history of Russia invading & seizing the Ukraine and how Trump’s demanding Russia be re-included in the G7 is an Outrage.

Maddow explains the four columns of the U.S. response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, sanctions, removal from the G8, military aid to Ukraine, and support to NATO, and notes that the Trump administration has worked to remove all four, most recently by seeking to take money from the European Deterrence Initiative to pay for Trump’s border wall.

 

Maddow considers the implications of a Washington Post editorial that claims the Trump administration is holding back millions in military aid to Ukraine on the condition that Ukraine produces a negative story about Joe Biden to help Trump’s 2020 campaign.

 

President Donald Trump Coddling Putin Hampers NATO As Russia Oversteps

Rachel Maddow looks at what is known about the nuclear nature of a recent deadly explosion in Russia and notes reporting that while Russia’s conduct in the incident would be expected to elicit an international response, Donald Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin undercuts NATO’s ability to do so.