Was listening to the BBC driving to lunch. They said Trump, known as the useful idiot within Russia was played like a fiddle. The reporter said if you listen closely, you will hear the sound of Champagne corks popping on the Russian plane fling home along with uncontrollable laughter.
Putin has spent his career trying to breakup NATO, create chaos within America, cause Americans to distrust their own intelligence departments, distrust their elected officials, pit one NATO country against other NATO countries. Never did they believe this would be done by an acting American president much less all in one week.
Putin was just able to have Trump tell the entire world that he didn’t trust his own justice department and intelligence department and that Putin was more trustworthy. Putin also managed to have Trump put Russia and Putin himself on the world stage. Russia which has a GDP far less than just the state of Texas alone was just given credibility they have been seeking since their fall on the world stage with a US president smiling and offering support. Russia was also given the green light to continue their interference within both the U.S. and all of Western Europe.