US Ambassador to Russia: Trump Won't Bring Up Crimea (Bonus: an Incredible Kodak Moment)

Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman holds eight-week-old Grace Lesperance while campaigning at Mary's Bakery and Cafe in Henniker, N.H. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)



The photo: I just needed a picture with Huntsman and Trump together. I did what I had to do. You’re welcome.

On Fox News Sunday, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said he doubted President Trump will take the opportunity to recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea during Monday’s meeting with Vladimir Putin.


“Highly unlikely. Crimea was a violation of international law. We all recognize that. That’s U.S. policy. … These are very, very serious issues, and issues we have serious sanctions tied to, by the way.”

Trump will meet with Russia’s president in Finland, and speculation has abounded regarding what they will and won’t discuss (please see other examples of that here, here, and here).

Russia took over Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

Note: it isn’t “the” Ukraine, as many people suggest. Similarly, they aren’t “the” Eagles; Don Henley will tell you: it’s just “Eagles.”

Now back to a different Don:

Reportedly, DT told G7 leaders in June, “Crimea is Russian because everyone who lives there speaks Russian.”

Additionally, at last week’s NATO assembly, Trump pointed out the annexation was the fault of Democratic Savior Barack Obama:

“That was on Barack Obama’s watch, that was not on Trump’s watch. … Would I have allowed it to happen? No. I would not have allowed it to happen. But he did allow it to happen, so that was his determination.”


The future of Crimea, like the future of Trump’s Monday one-on-one with Putin, is up in the air:

“What will happen with Crimea from this point on? That, I can’t tell you. But I’m not happy about Crimea.”

The anticipation is building!

We await the outcome of Vlad and Don’s Excellent Adventure anxiously. Hopefully, it isn’t a Bogus Journey.

One thing’s for sure, as far as congressional Democrats and the media are concerned (and here’s an example):


Should the President bring up Crimea? Do any of you actually call them just “Eagles” (I don’t, but I DO call ’em FANTASTIC)? Let me know in the Comments section below. And thank you for reading my work!

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