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US-Russia Relations / Trump / The Diplomats / A Discussion #1114669

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 11, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The explanation from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that President Trump was being sarcastic in his remarks about Russia expelling US diplomats in retaliation for US sanctions against Russia for meddling in the US election reviewed. [Yesterday, TRUMP - thanks Russian President Vladimir Putin because we are cutting down on payroll.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former US Ambassdor to NATO Nicholas Burns & Harvard's Rolf Mowatt-Larssen† about Trump & Russia; Burns tweet quoted. [BURNS, MOWATT-LARSSEN†- offer views on how Trump will not defend our diplomats against Russia, the importance of State Department & other personnel serving in embassies around the world, the extent of distrust between the US & Russia: how Trump does not honor the foreign service. how we are not in good position with Putin & Russia: misguided policy.]

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