- On Fox News, Trump defends Russian President Vladimir Putin, stating the United States could hardly criticize
- Frida Ghitis: In this defense, Trump lays the foundation for a new battle between democracy and authoritarianism
Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review, and a former CNN producer and correspondent. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)When President Trump equated the United States with the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin, he took one more step in placing America at the center of a global war between democracy and authoritarianism.