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It’s a pretty scary day in America when your president won’t stand up to the leader of a nation that has launched a prolonged cyber attack on your government. In other words: It’s Monday in America.

To cap off a week of international “diplomacy” (we use the word loosely), Donald Trump traveled to Helsinki, Finland to meet with Russian President (and election hacker/former KGB agent) Vladimir Putin to discuss… Well, no one was really clear on what the meeting was for. Just that both parties wanted to have one. Off to a great start.

In the lead-up to the meeting, the media, the Democrats, American citizens and even Trump’s own party were concerned that the president wasn’t going to push Putin on the Russia hacking issue. It’s been over a year since U.S. intelligence agencies proved that there was Russian interference in the election and that Russian operatives hacked and leaked emails from the Democratic party in 2016. To make things even worse, the Mueller investigation into Russia’s potential collusion with the Trump camp indicted 12 Russian hackers in connection with the breach just days before this meeting. The resigned expectation was that Trump would avoid the issue, even though it is a significant attack on American sovereignty.

After a one-on-one meeting during which Trump and Putin met privately with only their translators present and a working lunch, the two leaders reemerged to take questions from the press. It was clear from the beginning who was running operations. Spoiler: it wasn’t Donald Trump.

That is the president of the United States refusing to condemn a proven attack by a foreign government on their democratic process. By extension, he is telling Putin and the world that he believes the shady Russian president over his own intelligence agencies. That’s a dangerous and deeply damaging precedent to set.

Americans were disappointed, embarrassed, outraged and a whole host of other negative adjectives.

So not a great day for the American people. But on the plus side, Putin offered POTUS an official soccer ball from the World Cup that just concluded in Russia. Cool.