Will Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin
Meet in the Coming Days?
Introduction by Quemado Institute
September 18, 2015
The best opportunity to straighten out the wildly skidding course of human affairs would be a meeting of the minds of two premier individualists: Russian President Vladimir Putin and all-American business mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump. Many analysts miss the import of this kind of elevated dialogue, assuming world affairs to be akin to a sports event, a zero-sum game of win or lose. Such a dichotomy is a mere hallucination fabricated out of the hypnotic hysteria fueled by entertainment-based media. The fact is, all the world’s problems can in principle be solved.
What would fascinate us about a Putin-Trump meeting is how rapidly these two outspoken individuals would zero in on operational steps toward mending global conflicts. Ukraine might not be yet on the list. But once a prescription is formulated for integrating enlightened solutions, that prescription may eventually apply to Ukraine and the Republics of Donbass.
Both Trump and Putin have shown themselves to be flexible independent thinkers. That’s how these largely self-made men have achieved their phenomenal success. A Putin-Trump dialogue is unlikely to devolve into a deadlock of static compromise, the outcome so typical of talks among mediocre diplomats. More probably, a vibrant exchange between the two leaders would inspire original lines of attack, leading to profound solutions no one has ever thought of. This is the power of good minds in action.
It looks hopeful such a dynamic dialogue might occur in the very near future.
Trump’s Lawyer: “Better Than Likely Chance Trump May
Even Meet With Putin” During U.N.
Guest article by Andrew Kaczynski
September 17, 2015
Posted September 18, 2015
Donald Trump’s counsel, advisor, and executive vice president Michael Cohen claims there’s ”a better than likely chance” The Donald will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he comes to New York City for the United Nations.
“Of course it was, because for the last 154 straight polls, Donald Trump is leading,” Cohen told radio host Sean Hannity on Thursday, when asked if candidates were targeting Trump. “I’m not even sure that’s ever happened in the history of this country. So when you talk about who the country thinks is the right man — or I said the right person — to lead this country for the next four or eight years, it’s gotta be Donald Trump.”
“Because there’s nobody else that’s on that stage that’s a doer,” he continued. “He’s a dealmaker and everything today is about a deal. Our dealings with foreign countries, Mexico, China, Japan, all right, um, Africa. It makes no difference.”
Cohen, who controversially claimed, then apologized, for saying spousal rape wasn’t illegal, then said Trump would likely be meeting Putin in New York City during the United Nations.
The 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly started earlier this week. “Russia, there’s a better than likely chance Trump may even meet with Putin when he comes here for the United Nations,” he said. “People want to meet Donald Trump. They want to know Donald Trump.” Trump said at the Republican debate Wednesday night he “would get along with Putin.”
“I would talk to him, I would get along with him. I believe — and I may be wrong, in which case I’d probably have to take a different path — but I would get along with a lot of the world leaders that this country is not getting along with,” Trump stated at the debate.
A Pope Francis visit, however, is not currently in the mix. “That I don’t know, it’s not on my calendar,” Cohen said when asked if he would meet with Pope Francis during his visit.
Trump might meet Putin at UN
by Bradford Richardson
September 17, 2015
Posted Septebmer 18, 2015
There is a “better than likely chance” that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he comes to the United Nations later this month, a chief political adviser said Thursday. The Russian president is scheduled to attend the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on Sept. 27.
“There’s a better than likely chance Trump may even meet with Putin when he comes here for the United Nations,” Michael Cohen, who is also executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said Thursday on Sean Hannity’s radio show, as highlighted by Buzzfeed News. “People want to meet Donald Trump, they want to know Donald Trump,” Cohen added, declining to say whether his boss would meet with Pope Francis during the pontiff’s U.S. tour. “That, I don’t know. It’s not on my calendar,” he said.
Trump said during Wednesday night’s GOP debate that he would get along with the longtime Russian leader. “I would talk to him, I would get along with him,” he said. “I believe — and I may be wrong, in which case I’d probably have to take a different path — but I would get along with a lot of the world leaders that this country is not getting along with.”
The real estate mogul has also chastised President Obama’s handling of Russia, saying “Putin does not respect our president.”
“It is a big problem, and it’s a problem that is taking place all over the world with respect to the United States,” Trump said. “There is a lack of respect for our president and there is a lack of respect for the government itself.”