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Cry treason! Perilous fallout from Russophobia

One would think that President Donald Trump had sold the White House to Moscow, going by the reaction in America to his bonhomie in Helsinki last week. Some have even gone so far to accuse the US leader of treason.

Russophobia is trending here; Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit the White House later this year and already there are pledges on social media from the "resistance" to clog the streets of the US capital with a massive protest on the day he does.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 22, 2018, with the headline 'Cry treason! Perilous fallout from Russophobia'. Print Edition | Subscribe