Trump and Putin get what they came for
Trump and Putin perfectly staged their first meeting so that both men could get what they needed out of it, politically.
"The deal": Sources close to Trump told us he went into the meeting believing it was still possible to strike a deal with Russia.
Now we have a better understanding of what that means: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says they spent a good amount of the meeting discussing a solution to the Syrian conflict, and we saw a gift-wrapped victory, with the post-meeting announcement of a ceasefire. Tillerson held out the possibility of larger cooperation — which should be understood as possibly a deal that would encompass fighting ISIS together and resolving the Russia-Ukraine conflict.