Trump and Putin: A surreal moment in US politics

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • The problem is no one’s prepared to do something with the information we already have.Subscribe to our channel! don't know everything about the Trump campaign's relationship with Russia. Nevertheless, what the public does know — especially following this summit — is pretty damning. We know that Russia and the Trump campaign whether publicly or privately explicitly or implicitly coordinated together and that Russia interfered in the election on Donald Trump's behalf. Ezra Klein breaks down why Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is a remarkable, if not surreal, moment in American politics.To learn more, read Ezra’s take: You can read all of’s coverage on the Helsinki summit here: is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out our full video catalog: Vox on Facebook: Twitter:


  • Vox
    Vox  a years ago +724

    In Helsinki, Trump’s true message to Putin was: “Thank you.” And we have no idea what to do about it. Read Ezra Klein’s full feature story now on

  • Minecraft Nigga
    Minecraft Nigga  a years ago +1957

    You know it's bad when even fox doesn't like it.

  • Reprogramming Mind
    Reprogramming Mind  a years ago +271

    Really interesting how this is going to all go down

  • Sol Invictus
    Sol Invictus  a years ago +156

    All Trump had to say was, “Sure there might have been Russian meddling efforts, and I stressed that Russia cannot meddle again in our elections in the future, but we’re not going to dwell on the past in trying to improve our relationship.”
    Instead what he said was that he believes Putin more than our intelligence agencies.
    It was really hard to screw that one up, but he managed to do so.

  • Travis Tompkins
    Travis Tompkins  a years ago +7

    Even if this stuff was true, could we say that the USA has never meddled in an election?

  • metalheadblues
    metalheadblues  a years ago +926

    Reality is stranger than fiction

  • Lucky Franky
    Lucky Franky  a years ago +9

    The Soy-Boy are scared! Don’t worry, daddy will protect you. Stay in your safe zone and stay scared, ... Boo 👻

  • Alien FromSpace
    Alien FromSpace  a years ago +2

    I think he was openly saying he wants to see the missing servers before he openly reprimands Putin. Relax.

  • Aykut
    Aykut  a years ago +1

    2:54 His off-hand comments were always going to catch up with him

  • Robin Luich
    Robin Luich  14 days ago +1

    Rod Rossenstein knows Russian collusion was all lies,and Hillary paid for those lies on our elected President.
    Hillary thought Putin was helping her win in exchange for uranium.

  • Ęÿūį Æßñ
    Ęÿūį Æßñ  a years ago +795

    Trump basically blew Putin in front of cameras lol

  • Ng Ek Ngee
    Ng Ek Ngee  a years ago +1

    keyword: PERFORMANCE!
    it's reality tv, duh.

  • Clyde Monteiro
    Clyde Monteiro  a years ago +1

    keep in mind this is the same intelligence organization that told about WMD in Iraq and lead to the destabilization and deaths of millions in Iraq,Syria,Libya

  • Andres Rodriguez
    Andres Rodriguez  a years ago +1

    Every time I see Putin
    I think of that 1 family guy episode

  • Richard Scott
    Richard Scott  a years ago +1

    A fine astute non hyperbolic analysis..... keep it up.... please

  • Jerry Rupprecht
    Jerry Rupprecht  a years ago +660

    He should’ve challenged putin to a burger eating contest.

  • Steve Vandebeur
    Steve Vandebeur  a years ago +54

    Love how the Americans just focus on Russia's involvement in Syria completely forgetting their greatest "Hits" like Vietnam, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Iran.

  • Nowhere Man
    Nowhere Man  a years ago

    [opens video]
    "Oh, it's that guy Ezra Klein who maliciously slandered Sam Harris."
    [closes video]

  • Geomar
    Geomar  4 months ago +9

    So, what about now that we know it didn’t happen?

  • Matthew Scovill
    Matthew Scovill  a years ago

    Young Dude
    You just don't get it.
    But its alright
    You will learn
    You got to serve somebody