On Sunday 11/25/2018, Russian forces boarded and captured Ukrainian ships off of the coast of Crimea in the Sea of Azov. The Seized Ukrainian military vessels were last seen in a port of Kerch, Crimea.
On 11/29/2018 Donald Trump tweeted that he was cancelling his previously scheduled meeting with Vladimir Putin because: “The Ukrainian ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia”.
Is cancelling the meeting with Putin the best way to get the Ukrainian ships and sailors returned to Ukraine? Some Presidents might consider this meeting as a great opportunity to address and resolve the issue face to face.
Why would Donald Trump pass on this opportunity?
- Does Trump lack the BALLS to hold Putin’s feet to the fire?
- Is Trump afraid of Putin?
- Does Putin have leverage over Trump?
While I believe that all of these above things are true, I do not believe any of them are the real reason why Trump cancelled his meeting with Putin, because until today, Trump did not appear to be very concerned about the Ukrainian ships and soldiers.
However, what did happen today was, Michael Cohen Plead Guilty and admitted, that he and Trump had worked on a Trump Tower project to be located in Moscow through-out the Presidential Campaign, even though Trump had on numerous occasions stated that he had no dealings in Russia or any plans to do business in Russia.
It was immediately after Cohen Plead Guilty, and exposed the Moscow Trump Tower plans when Trump cancelled the meeting.