Let’s realize that Putin, by being 30 minutes late, asserted his dominance.  Let’s realize that Trump’s refusal to have other Americans present in the discussion reveals it’s complete insignificance.  Putin admits, finally, that he wanted Trump to win.

So what was the point of all this?

TPM headlines of Republican responses – from the most indignant to the wimpy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin —…

McCain Rips Trump For ‘Disgraceful’ Putin Summit: ‘A Tragic Mistake’ about an hour ago

Sen. John McCain (R) issued a blistering statement condemning President Trump’s Monday summit and…

Gowdy To Trump: Recognizing Russian Meddling Won’t Delegitimize Your Win about an hour ago

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Monday released a blistering statement reiterating…

Corker: Trump Cares More About How Leaders Treat Him Than Defending US about 2 hours ago

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) expressed his “disappointment” after the Trump-Putin presser Monday, saying that…

Paul Ryan: Trump ‘Must Appreciate That Russia Is Not Our Ally’ about 2 hours ago

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued a statement on Monday forcefully combatting statements President…
And lastly, the five most bonkers moments of their joint presser.