Why Trump calls himself "stable genius"
Meeting between presidents of the Russian Federation and the US, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, will be held in Helsinki on July 16. Trump will arrive in Finland in advance, while Putin right on the day of negotiations. Meeting will begin with one on one conversation with participatiom of interpreters. Meeting in expanded format will be held after that. Dmitry Yegorchenkov, director of the Institute for Strategic Studies and Forecasts of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, spoke about background of Putin's meeting with Trump.
"There's no point in fearing NATO. We must fear positions of those forces that play a decisive role in NATO. After arriving in Brussels for the NATO summit, president Trump demonstrated that he's the only person able to make serious decisions within this organization. He doesn't care about others' opinions. Right before he left, Trump said a perfect phrase, which, at least I think so, will go down in history: 'I'm a very stable genius.' His consistency is proved by the fact that his 'America first' policy is consistently implemented. Tactical disagreements within American administration, American society as a whole hindered him at some point, but today those disagreements quietly disappear."
As [French historian] Fernand Braudel said, "money become a real force when they acquire subjectiveness on a state level." In this context, it's important to note that international financial system did just that through the US, through American policy," Dmitry Yegorchenkov said.
According to him, these approaches are very simple: "The entire world outside the US, including Europe, must be in chaos. The United States is unable to maintain global leadership through its own power and efforts. That's why they have to hinder development of not only Russia, China and Iran, but also those European countries that are still trying to defend their point of view in the framework of NATO, EU or UN structures."
He believes that Europe can't oppose Trump: "When president Trump comes to summit, he dictates his will regarding increase of defense budgets of the NATO countries from 2% to 4% of GDP and says: "I don't care where you will get this money. The most important thing is that you have a clear opponent - Russia. Here's your main enemy, work on it." In this sense, Europe isn't even his ally. It's a field of military operations."