• President Donald Trump has barely acknowledged the reported poisoning of a top critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. 
  • Alexei Navalny, Putin’s most prominent critic, is hospitalized and in a coma. It’s suspected he was poisoned. 
  • This is part of a long, well-documented trend of Trump coddling dictators.
  • “What troubles me right now is our voice is missing … President Trump is not only indifferent to democracy, he embraces Putin the autocrat and makes excuses for him,” said a former US ambassador to Russia in an MSNBC interview.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s critics and opponents have a habit of getting poisoned. President Donald Trump has a habit of brushing it off. 

More than 12 hours after the reports emerged that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny had likely been poisoned, the Trump administration on Thursday had barely said a thing.  

Trump, who as president has

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