Can You See Why This Photo of Trump Overseas Just Ignited a Big Controversy?

Despite little to no evidence whatsoever regarding collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, the mainstream media and Congressional liberals (not to mention Hollywood celebrities and the uninformed) continue to beat a dead horse.

Today, President Trump attended APEC forum in Vietnam with other world leaders.

45 shook hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Guess how the left is handling that situation?

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More on Trump, via Telegraph:

President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have shaken hands at a summit in Vietnam, amid conflicting reports from the Kremlin and the White House over whether the pair would meet.

The two leaders were spotted on video greeting one another ahead of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit gala dinner in the coastal city of Danang.

Both sides previously expressed interest in a meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Da Nang, but an agreement on the details was not forthcoming. As Mr Trump was about to land on Friday, the White House announced no meeting would take place.

Mr Trump’s presidency has been dogged by allegations that his election campaign colluded with Russia to help him get into the White House.

Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists earlier on Friday that although discussion was continuing between the two retinues, the leaders would be sure to speak.

The left seems to constantly forget about Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Putin…

How about that ‘Uranium One’ scandal the media continues to ignore?

From Fox News:

The Russian nuclear deal continues to be kept under containment by media fearful that it might contaminate their ability to attack President Trump.

In the latest development, The Hill reported that, an FBI informant was cleared to testify on the issue. “The Justice Department on Wednesday night released a former FBI informant from a confidentiality agreement, allowing him to testify before Congress about what he witnessed while undercover about the Russian nuclear industry’s efforts to win favorable decisions during the Obama administration,” the newspaper said.

None of the broadcast networks mentioned this development through Thursday evening. That’s not surprising. Hillary Clinton told C-SPAN earlier in the week that the latest allegations were “the same baloney they’ve been peddling for years.” And the media typically take their cues from top Democrat lawmakers.


“Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson did end the network blackout of the story Sunday. His CBS report was the first of ABC, CBS and NBC to note the scandal that other outlets have tried hard to discredit. Those 69 seconds continue to be the only mention of the story.

That’s especially humorous given all the other stuff networks have time for, especially quirky stories. According to a Newsbusters analysis (hint: where I work): “The networks’ blackout is all the more striking given the airtime those shows have already devoted this year to wacky conspiracy theories and urban legends, including the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, the Loch Ness monster, alien abductions, ghosts and even ‘lizard people.’”

That’s 4 minutes, 11 seconds – or nearly four times as much coverage – for the Loch Ness Monster compared to this scandal. And, even if you don’t like the story, it is notable because of all the other media coverage of Russia – 1,000 minutes on Trump-Russia collusion in 2017.

H/T: Twitchy