Whatever Trump and Putin Secretly Talk About Is Making Russia Great Again

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September 28, 2020

By Joe Rothstein

How on earth did Time magazine exclude Vladimir Putin from its list of the 100 most influential people in the world? He not only deserved that recognition, he should have been #1.

As the leader of a nation that ranks 11th in world GDP, Putin has managed to wreck havoc on the U.S. and virtually every other country with larger economies.
He’s driven perhaps an irreversible wedge between the U.S. and its European NATO allies, weakening an alliance that has kept…