JASON RILEY, "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL": I too wish the president had been more forthright in calling Putin out on this, but I also think this is the sum of Trump's dealings with Russia. I think on policy, he's been much stronger here. I mean, against Russia's objections he supported Montenegro's entry into NATO. Over the objections of Russia, we're putting reins on the ground in Bulgaria to defend against Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. We're unleashing oil and gas production. Russia does not like this. They need high energy prices. Putin needs high energy prices.
So policy-wise, I think Trump is moving in the right direction and that's where he is projecting strength.