Flake: ‘There is concern across Europe’ about what Trump might promise Putin

Source: The Hill | July 8, 2018 | Brett Samuels

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday voiced concerns about President Trump’s pattern of refusing to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of an expected one-on-one meeting between the two leaders next week.

“Many of us are concerned, I certainly am, about the president’s ongoing rhetoric that really demeans or ridicules our allies and praises our adversaries. So this is a part of kind of a continuum, so yes it does concern me,” Flake said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Flake, who is among the most outspoken Republican critics of the president, said he’s glad Trump is talking to Putin and negotiating with North Korea.

“But I am concerned, and I know there is concern across Europe, about what might be promised,” he added.

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