The pre-July 4 holiday event drew 7,500 people, packed into an outdoor amphitheater. Many did not wear masks, defying the advice of health officials, to hear President Trump deliver a speech attacking left-wing "angry mobs."
Putin has acted like a rogue actor, defying international norms, rules, and laws, for many years now. Annexation, assassination, violating US sovereignty in 2016 & now offering bounties to kill American soldiers: it's a consistent pattern. Trump's indifference is also a pattern.