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With flattery and a fist-bump, Trump endorses strongmen like never before

CBS NEWS
16 July 2018
main President Trump and President Erdogan give a joint statement in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. | Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead


It's the fist-bump heard 'round the world. Whether done in jest or sincerity, Donld Trump's latest summit gaffe is another repudiation of traditional Western democratic values, and another thorn in the side of NATO allies looking to stymie the rise of the authoriatian strongman. Ian Bremmer discusses allies' shock behind the scenes of the NATO summit and Trump and Putin's one-on-one in Helsinki.

This interview originally aired on CBS, "This Morning."
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Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm.
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