Trump’s invite to Putin muddies the mid-terms

It’s never too soon to start worrying with Trump in the White House, and with the mid-term elections due in November, Republicans are gauging how an October visit by the Russian president would play with voters

22nd July, 2018
Trump’s invite to Putin muddies the mid-terms
US president Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin before their joint press conference in Helsinki last week Picture: PA

As another turbulent, chaotic week in America draws to a close, it seems that the fallout from the Helsinki Summit may be only beginning.

With the White House announcement - via Twitter - that Russian president Vladimir Putin has been invited to Washington, Republicans are grappling for purchase on a situation that could deal a mortal blow to their hopes of retaining control of the House and Senate in the November 2018 midterm elections.

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