SOLVING THE ‘IRRITANTS’
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin soon will meet face-to-face, which certainly will add a new dimension and maybe some hysteria to the media’s preoccupation with “Russia collusion” and other matters. The place will be Hamburg, Germany, late next week; the occasion will be the “sidelines” of the G-20 summit.
“There’s no specific agenda. It’s really going to be whatever the president wants to talk about,” White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said during an off-camera briefing with the press on Thursday, also noting that Mr. Trump plans to address certain unnamed “irritants.”
It will be a busy time, and a truly global occasion that could suit Mr. Trump just fine. According to press reports, he also will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, among others.