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I have no clue what HuffPo is trying to stir up with this ambiguous crapola, but here it is just the same.

 

Trump Releases Letter From Putin Amid Talk Of Nuclear Arms Race

The timing is... interesting.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-putin-letter_us_585d548de4b0d9a5945818b2

 

 

Facing scrutiny over his apparent embrace of nuclear proliferation, Donald Trump’s transition team on Friday released a week-old note from Russian President Vladimir Putin wishing the president-elect happy holidays and laying the groundwork for collaboration once he takes the oath of office.

 

“Serious global and regional challenges, which our countries have to face in recent years, show that the relations between Russia and the U.S. remain an important factor in ensuring stability and security of the modern world,” Putin’s letter reads. “I hope that after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America we will be able ― by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner ― to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas as well as bring our level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level.”

 

Russia’s U.S. embassy later confirmed the letter’s authenticity.

Trump included a statement of his own with the release of Putin’s letter, saying he agrees with the underlying premise of greater collaboration.

“A very nice letter from Vladimir Putin; his thoughts are so correct,” Trump said. “I hope both sides are able to live up to these thoughts, and we do not have to travel an alternate path.”

What’s curious about the matter is the timing. Putin’s letter is dated Dec. 15. Why Trump waited until now to make it public isn’t precisely clear. But the context seems pertinent. On Thursday, Trump issued a tweet that many interpreted as a call for expanding America’s nuclear arsenal, shortly after an article surfaced saying Putin wanted to do the same in his country.

“Let it be an arms race,” Trump reportedly told MSNBC the next morning. “We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.”

 

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