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Michael Crowley: ‘Putin Kind Of Solved The Problem’ Between The U.S. And France

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Kristen Welker, former National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, New York Times Pentagon Correspondent Helene Cooper, and New York Times Diplomatic Correspondent Michael Crowley join Andrea Mitchell to discuss the state of the United States’ relationship with France, as the White House prepares to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron for the first state dinner of the Biden presidency. “When there was that very dramatic blow-up over the submarines, because of the deal that the US struck with Australia, also involving Great Britain, which essentially cost France this enormous, multibillion dollar military contract, infuriated the French,” Crowley explains, “that was really worrisome, particularly because Biden came into office determined is one of his top foreign policy priorities, to rebuild relations with Europe.” Now, the relationship is “quite strong,” says Crowley. “In a way, Vladimir Putin kind of solved the problem.” » Subscribe to MSNBC: Republicans have won control of the House by a slim margin. With Democrats gaining control of the Senate, President Biden will now need to work with a divided congress. See all the Midterms results here: Follow MSNBC Show Blogs MaddowBlog: ReidOut Blog: MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House, The ReidOut, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and Alex Wagner who brings her breadth of reporting experience to MSNBC primetime. Watch “Alex Wagner Tonight” Tuesday through Friday at 9pm Eastern. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit Subscribe to the MSNBC Daily Newsletter: Find MSNBC on Facebook: Follow MSNBC on Twitter: Follow MSNBC on Instagram: #Putin #France #Russia


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