Donald Trump And Russia: What Is Going On?

Christine Liwag Dixon - Author
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Feb. 20 2017, Updated 10:54 a.m. ET

Donald Trump and Russia have a controversial history, to say the least. From allegations that Russia tampered with the 2016 presidential election to Trump’s refusal to denounce some of Putin’s shadier actions, more and more people are wondering what is really going on between Donald Trump and Russia.

Is Trump pals with Putin? Is there some sort of secret alliance? Could the former Cold War adversary be warming up to the idea of strengthening its relationship with the United States?

There’s a lot of speculation going on, and not enough answers. President Trump, naturally, keeps denying any sort of relationship with Russia, but the rest of the world is not so convinced.

Donald Trump and his ties with Russia, however speculative they may be, have the American public concerned.

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Trump has shown reluctance to criticize Russia. Just a few weeks ago, in an interview with Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump talked about his respect for Vladimir Putin, reported the Washington Post.

“I do respect him. Well, I respect a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean I’ll get along with them,” said Donald Trump about Russia’s president.

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