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6 Christian Reactions to Trump-Putin Summit: 'Putin's Prison Bride' or Pursuing Peace?

6 Christian Reactions to Trump-Putin Summit: 'Putin's Prison Bride' or Pursuing Peace?

5. Rod Dreher

Russell Moore (left) and Rod Dreher (middle) on CBS' "Face the Nation" with host John Dickerson, aired April 16, 2017. | (Photo: Screengrab, CBS)

Orthodox Christian author Rod Dreher, who is also senior editor at The American Conservative website, claimed that Trump had made himself into "Putin's prison bride" for the way he backed the Russian president. 

"With this pathetic response, throwing his own people under the bus, Trump basically made himself into Putin's prison bride. What a disgusting performance, utterly devoid of self-respect and even a minimal sense of patriotism," Dreher wrote on The American Conservative under a post titled "Trump capitulates to Putin."

Dreher linked to other commentaries explaining why Trump seeks an allegiance with Putin, such as their joint support for Brexit, but added that what can't be denied is that "the actual words that came out of the president's mouth today were disgraceful."

"My sympathies are with the right-wing nationalists, in general, but man, what a grotesque thing to see and hear come out of the mouth of an American president. The Democrats are going to be able to run this fall, and in 2020, on calling Trump a contemporary Neville Chamberlain," he added, referring to the upcoming midterm elections, and then the presidential elections two years later.

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