Those in US who call for detente with Russia are branded Putin’s puppets – The Nation’s chief-editor tells RT

Any person calling for a better relationship between the US and Russia nowadays risks being branded an agent of the Kremlin, Katrina vanden Heuvel, the editor and publisher of The Nation magazine told RT. Many establishment people in the US, who have been traumatized by Donald Trump’s election as well as domestic political debate over the ties between the two nations, got hurt, the veteran staff member of the progressive US publication told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze. “Trump was a shock to the American system, and I think for many Americans, particularly Democrats, I am sad to say. Instead of looking deeply into themselves and looking at their own pathologies and problems that America has, the financial crisis, the inequality, the disinformation, the dark money, the suppression of the vote, it’s easier to blame others,” she said. Since Russia was blamed for imposing Trump on the country, he and Russian President Vladimir Putin got intertwined in the minds of many, and opposing one…

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