Should Vladimir Putin be allowed to visit the White House?
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Should Vladimir Putin be allowed to visit the White House?

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According to the Kremlin, President Trump invited Vladimir Putin to the White House during an already controversial phone call. Some think the outrage over the invitation is silly: Putin already visited the White House in 2005. But critics point out that was before Russia annexed Crimea, propped up the Assad regime in Syria and interfered in our elections. They say Russia is an enemy and a Putin visit will be met with mass protests. Should the White House host Putin? 🇷🇺 🇺🇸

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Benjamin Hart called the invitation the latest example of Trump’s "strange, unquestioning respect for Putin."

A sit-down would likely come against the backdrop not only of deteriorating relations between the two countries (despite Trump’s Putin fanboy routine), but Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s continuing investigation into Russian electoral interference in the 2016 election, which Trump has consistently downplayed.

The fact that we found out about the invitation from the Kremlin, rather than our own government, was disturbing to many. What other plans has Trump made with the Russian president that we haven't heard about yet?

Opponents say Trump is a Russian asset, and that this invitation is just one more example of how our president has been co-opted by the Kremlin. A Putin visit will be greeted with massive protests across the country.

Others applaud the invitation and say liberal outrage is ridiculous and overblown.

The president's supporters agree with Trump that a better relationship with Russia benefits all of us, and that treating Putin as an enemy is shortsighted and unnecessary.

Trump himself argues that a positive relationship with Putin is a good thing, and could help the West fight terrorism.

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