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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Statement on Trump-Putin Summit

July 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) released the following statement after President Trump held a joint press conference with President Putin:

“President Trump’s conduct at his meeting with President Putin marks a humiliating day for America and an easy win for Putin. When tweets by the President of the United States blaming the US is for our poor bilateral relationship, rather than the Russian invasion of Ukraine or their unprecedented interference in our elections, are “liked” on Twitter by the Russian Foreign Ministry, it is all too clear that his weakness has not gone unnoticed by our adversaries.  Failing to call out Russia on a national stage for its interference in the 2016 elections and placing America as a moral equivalent to Russia legitimatizes Putin as a global leader when, in fact, he’s not our friend."