Dark clouds and a cold, steady drizzle played spoiler on Tuesday as the Obama White House was forced to scrap plans for a lavish outdoor welcome for its first official guest and move proceedings into the ornate, but confined space of the East Room.
US President Donald J. Trump is expected to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Buenos Aires later this week. Is that a good idea in light of Russia’s latest aggression toward Ukraine and the somewhat stymied success of past meetings between the two leaders? In an interview with The Washington Post , Trump left open the possibility that he might, after all, cancel the meeting over the incident in the Kerch Strait. “Maybe I won’t even have the meeting,” he said.