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If Republicans in Congress are really concerned about Trump's performance in Helsinki, they should demand he release his tax returns -- which might show how much he's been indebted to Putin's oligarch friends.
Just to be clear: Trump has attacked Canada for tariffs on dairy products, but refuses to hold Putin accountable for interfering in our election.
Republicans in Congress must do more than issue statements. If they truly believe Trump has betrayed the interests of the United States, they must take action to rein him in: issue a censure, hold up his nominees, etc. This moment calls for political courage, not calculation.
Folks, Trump is playing right into Putin's hands. Never before has a President so brazenly placed the interests of a foreign power ahead of those of the United States.
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Republicans in Congress have shown more outrage towards NFL players kneeling in protest than the President of the United States bowing to a foreign power who meddled in our election.
On November 6, it is our duty to seek to throw every Republican out of office, and then, in 2020, see to it that Trump is removed.
What's the definition of treason? When a president won't say whether he sides with American intelligence or a Russian dictator?

Keep in mind that while Trump panders to Putin on the international stage Republicans in Congress are now downplaying election interference and adopting Kremlin talking points. We are witnessing the implosion of the GOP into the hands of a foreign power.
Nearly 300 billboards like this one have gone up around Helsinki ahead of the Trump-Putin summit.
Corporate profits continue to increase, while wages continue to languish. Several causes:
1) Union busting, right-to-work-for-less policies.
2) Outsourcing to low-wage nations.
3) Automation.
4) Cutting back benefits.
5) More contract employees.
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