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Trump Unleashes on Biden's Performance at Putin Meeting: 'A Good Day for Russia'

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President Joe Biden got scorched playing one-on-one against Russian leader Vladimir Putin, according to former President Donald Trump.

Biden met the Russian leader Wednesday in Geneva and, according to Trump, came away with nothing to show for the session.

“I think it was a good day for Russia. I don’t think we got anything out of it,” the former president said in an interview Wednesday on Fox News’ “Hannity.”

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“We gave a very big stage to Russia, and we got nothing. We gave up something that was unbelievably valuable. I stopped the pipeline, Nord Stream, and the pipeline was stopped, and it was given back and nothing was gotten for it,” he told host Sean Hannity.

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Trump said the pipeline, which would supply Russian oil to Germany, illustrates how America was taken advantage of by the same European nations that cry for protection from Russia.

“I went to Germany and I said, ‘Listen, we protect you with NATO at a very low cost’ … we have 52,000 soldiers over there, which is like a major, major city, frankly. They make a fortune with us, and then they go and they pay Russia billions and billions of dollars for energy,” he said.

“So I said, ‘So let’s get this straight’ — to [German Chancellor] Angela [Merkel] — I said, ‘We protect you and the people that we protect you from, the country, you’re paying billions of dollars. How does that work?'”

Trump said his approach of getting tough with Russia was better than Biden spouting platitudes in Geneva while giving the Kremlin everything it wants with the pipeline deal.

“I think we had a great shot at having an unbelievable relationship with Russia,” the former president said. “It could have been fantastic. It could have been really beneficial to both countries. You know, they need economics and we need things that they have. They have very valuable land in terms of mineral rights and many other things, and a lot of good things could have happened.

“I had a very good relationship with Putin, but nobody treated him tougher.”

Trump said that the now-discredited claim that his campaign colluded with Russia impeded his ability to make major policy decisions with Russia.

“It was a terrible thing with the ‘Russia, Russia, Russia,’ which actually made it difficult to deal with Russia,” he said.

“It was a phony deal created by [California Rep. Adam] Schiff and [2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary] Clinton and all of these people. It was a disgrace, an absolute disgrace that it should happen, and it really was dangerous and very bad for our country,” Trump said.

The former president said Biden’s energy policies and inept economic policies will also provide a windfall for Russia.



“By the way, now you are going to see very soon a big interest rate increase all of a sudden, which is, you know, that’s step one,” he said.

“I don’t know if you remember during the Carter administration where the prime rate went up to 21 percent. I was there. I was there. … And you couldn’t get anything — it was, the economy came to a halt.”

America’s woes will include an energy crisis, Trump predicted.

“We no longer will be energy independent — within a matter of weeks. They are closing down everything. What’s happening is not to be believed,” he said.

“They will make Russia so rich because of what’s happening. When I left it was $1.87 a gallon for a gallon of gas, now it is over $3. It’s going to up to $5, $6 or $7, mark my words, and that is bigger than any tax increase you could give,” he said.

“We are being led very, very stupidly, and I said this during the debates and people didn’t listen,” the former president said.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Off-Duty Firefighter Jumped by Mob Who Tell Him It's 'Fight Night' Before Brutal Beating

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Asking for a little old-fashioned respect can be the prelude to a beatdown in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City. The New York Post has released video of a Friday night incident in which a rabid mob of teenagers surrounded and then attacked an off-duty firefighter as he walked his dog near his home in the borough of Queens. Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, who founded the civic protection group the Guardian Angels in 1979, posted the video to Twitter. Warning: The following video contains graphic images and language that some readers will find disturbing. Last night in Middle Village a mob of kids attacked a man who asked them to stop blasting fireworks. #NYPD from the 104th precinct were there but did nothing. The community reached out to #NYC Mayoral candidate #CurtisSliwa & the #GuardianAngels to find these vicious teens pic.twitter.com/uVJkBUJ0L1 — Curtis Sliwa for NYC Mayor (@CurtisSliwa) July 24, 2021 The 44-year-old victim, whose name was not released by the Post, said he is among those who have objected to the deterioration of his community,  and taken the dangerous stand of telling teenagers to behave as if rules really mattered. Retribution for preaching civility arrived Friday night. “There were at least 100 kids … I was walking my dog. They just picked me out and approached me,” the firefighter told the Post in a Saturday interview. “One kid took his shirt off and said, ‘it’s fight night!’ He said he was 19 and said, ‘I could fight you.’ Everyone took their cell phones out. There were cell phones everywhere,” the victim said. “They all came at me…A kid came up behind me and hit me in the back of the head with a bottle and I let go of the dog,” he said. With the dog barking…

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Olympic Cyclist Celebrates Victory as She Crosses the Finish Line, Then Learns a Gold Medal Isn't Coming

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Neither the gold medal winner nor the woman who celebrated when she thought she had won could quite believe the results of the women’s Olympic bicycle road race on Sunday. Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten put on a massive gold medal-worthy display of victory as she crossed the finish line. But there was one catch. Anna Keisenhofer of Austria had been so far ahead of the rest of the pack that two minutes before van Vleuten had celebrated her finish, Keisenhofer had already had won the race,  according to Cycling News. Van Vleuten waved her arms in triumph and embraced members of her team, only to learn the truth after someone knowing the facts poured cold water on the celebration. Olympics: Van Vleuten celebrates but mistakes silver for goldhttps://t.co/2twUgBGbht #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/fV1qpmtfiw — Cyclingnews.com (@Cyclingnewsfeed) July 25, 2021 “I didn’t know. I was wrong. I didn’t know,” she said. “This is an example (of what happens) if you ride an important race like this without communication. All World Tour races have communication, and now it’s the three of us standing here and wondering who has actually won,” van Vleuten said, referring to teammates Marianne Vos and Anna van der Breggen, according to CNN. In most races, cyclists are in radio communication with their teams, but that is not allowed in the Olympics. “I’m gutted about that, of course,” she said. Although the realization that she had not won a gold medal hurt, van Vleuten said winning a silver medal remained an achievement. “I’m really proud of the medal, because I did not have an Olympic medal. It’s also a silver medal with a shine on it, because I felt super good today,” said van Vleuten. “My goal was to be at my best-ever level here, and I think I nailed that. It’s…

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