Donald Trump’s attempt at “victory” headlines at last weekend’s G20 summit in Germany has quickly collapsed, from the G19’s isolation of him (see separate entry) to the rebuff of his proposal for a joint US-Russian team on cyber-security to the revelation of a June 2016 meeting between his relatives and campaign manager and a Kremlin-connected lawyer.

I spoke with CNN, talkRADIO, and BBC Radio Scotland about the developments and their significance:

What Trump was proposing was an alliance with the leader of a country, Russia, which reportedly carried out widespread interference in the 2016 US election….an alliance against his own intelligence agencies….We are now at the point where Trump is ready to choose Russia as an ally over other long-time allies such as Britain, France, or Germany.

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