| 14.7°C Dublin

Close

Premium

West's indecision is an invitation to Putin to strike at Nato members

Close

Russian President Vladimir Putin Picture: PA

Russian President Vladimir Putin Picture: PA

Russian President Vladimir Putin Picture: PA

Donald Trump is not consistent on many things, but he always sticks by Vladimir Putin. Even when forced to concede that Putin might have done something bad, such as ordering murder, he qualifies it.

He goes in for bogus moral equivalence ("Well, I think our country does plenty of killing"). Hillary Clinton, he said in the TV debate last week, is a "nasty woman". But the fact that Mr Putin is a nasty man seems to hold a sort of allure for Mr Trump. Putin "outsmarts" Mrs Clinton, he jibes.


Most Watched





Privacy