Yes, they finally met and this is the only way it is supposed to be. Without going into still unclear details of what was discussed--they will emerge later--it is the way things are done: leaders of powerful nations meet in person and talk. Everything becomes important: the tone of voice, a general disposition, even the touch during handshake--those things may often convey things better than words themselves. Rephrasing Sir Bernard Pares:"And knowledge alone is not enough without understanding, which is much more hardly won. To no countries does this apply more than to Russia and the United States....This gap has to be filled, or will it cost us dear."
|That is how responsible adults behave.|
I am no idealist, I stressed it many times, and I do not expect much from Trump presidency but what I do expect is that the world must be moved away from global confrontation and this can be done. The very fact that Trump-Putin meeting lasted almost five times longer than it was settled between parties (initially--half an hour) is a very good sign--yes, there is a lot what Presidents must discuss and personal relations will matter. Now that the first step is done--let CNN and the rest of cabal of media and Democratic Party activists have a seizure.