Vladimir Putin

Goldberg: Helping America isn't part of Putin's plan

Goldberg: Helping America isn't part of Putin's plan

Toward the end of his 12-day trip to Asia, President Trump tweeted, "When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There [sic] always playing politics — bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russia can greatly help!"

Mr. Trump has a point. Russia can, in theory, "greatly help." But it probably won't, at least not "greatly." It won't help because Vladimir Putin and his regime don't think helping America is in their national interest.

Mr. Putin, a former ghoul of the KGB, subscribes to a theory of statecraft with deep roots...

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