On Monday, President Trump proved once again that when it comes to his rhetoric, at least, ego trumps good sense. In a joint press conference with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, Trump proceeded to bash his own intelligence agencies and side with Putin on the question of election interference. He even lent credence to Putin’s ridiculous “offer” to allow American government officials inside Russia to watch interrogations, in exchange for American interrogation of people like Bill Browder, an anti-Russian activist. He went so far as to blame both the United States and Russia for the increase in tensions.
Why would Trump do this?
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