WHAT’S IN IT FOR PUTIN

Trump Fumes, Fabricates and Fumbles

Donald Trump is a liar. No matter how many times I write that sentence, it doesn’t seem to matter. One of the best descriptions of President Trump came from his supporter and ally, Steve Bannon. He called him “Archie Bunker,” and that is the best moniker you could give our Great Orange Leader.

I can see the TV sitcom character with his cigar, played by Carroll O’Connor, sitting in that old living room chair pontificating about life, liberty and who should be able to pursue happiness. He was direct, blunt and bigoted. Although Archie occasionally showed some heart, he never grew outside of his own determined world. Donald Trump is a modern-day Bunker.

Earlier this week we witnessed an unprepared president attempt to adlib his way around a press conference with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. The reaction to what happened during that event was substantial and immediate. Trump appeared weak and unhinged. But what got most people crazy was the fact that he, once again, gave Putin a pass on the efforts of his government to interfere with our 2016 election. The attack on our democracy doesn’t seem to be at all important to Trump.

There are some who say that Putin is frustrated that Russia has been disrespected since the fall of the Soviet Union. Like Adolf Hitler after the Treaty of Versailles was signed, Putin is using nationalism and revenge to work up his base. Everything Putin does is an attempt to bring Russia back to her glory days. In a sense, Putin is the Russian version of Archie Bunker, only he’s a smart, polished, poised actor and politician. He often looks down and clears his throat, but he’s always reloading while the other person is talking. He listens to the questions and creates a more believable diversion than our so-called leader. Trump is glaringly transparent at times and that is his greatest weakness. We can see straight through to ignorance and awkwardness.

To be clear, the “clarification” that Donald Trump attempted to pull off yesterday (7-17-18) was more the liar’s lament than a credible, digestible correction. The line that Trump asked for a mulligan was, “I don’t see any reason why it would be.” Trump on Tuesday said that he meant to say: “I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be [Russia].” But why argue about one word, read the whole transcript here.

In the context of the paragraph, it appeared to be the conclusion of a bigger point that President Trump was making, “With that being said, all I can do is ask the question. My people came to me, Dan Coats, came to me and some others they said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin. He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.”  Why would the President of the United States claim that all he can do with a Russian President is to ask him? If that is all Trump thinks he can do, then his own words deny rather than confront the truth.

There is one firm conclusion that anyone can make. Donald Trump is a lousy communicator. He doesn’t construct his thoughts (you know, the words) in a way that states his point clearly. Dan Coats and his team never said they “thought” it could be Russia, they said it was Russia. Why add vagueness to the Intelligence Community’s findings? “Findings” are conclusions, that is why we call them findings.

Like the young boy who tells his teacher that his dog ate his homework, the attempt to change one word in that press conference, his flimsy meā culpā, was nothing more than a shell game of distraction. It was clear to everyone watching that Trump believed Putin over his intelligence team. Some called it treason, while others just shook their head and walked away from their oath to protect the Constitution. Lots of shame to go around here.

Putin has found his puppet in Trump. The saddest part of this whole movie is that Trump doesn’t realize that he is being used by the former KGB agent. The most disgraceful aspect of the relationship between Trump and Putin is that it spits in the face of Trump’s America First promise. He’s lying to his followers and most of them don’t even comprehend they elected a traitor.

In the end, we heard what the Donald said in public, but we don’t know what he promised Putin in private. As most of what happens in this administration, we will learn later what Trump gave away.

Like the last-minute Republican platform being changed by the now incarcerated Paul Manafort to halt giving Ukraine weapon shipments, we will see how Russia has played this administration.

Like the delay of the implementation of sanctions against Putin that Congress voted almost unanimously to pass last year to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 US election and aggression in east Ukraine, Trump seems to be protecting the Kremlin. Were the sanctions ever implemented?

And who voted against the sanctions? Those lawmakers were, in the House, Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), John Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.), and in the Senate, Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) These are the people I want to ask which team they are on.

Isn’t it about time that all Americans stand up as Americans and decide to put America First by taking Trump out of the office. He’s in Putin’s pocket and no one seems to know why. Maybe Robert Mueller knows?

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DONALD TRUMP IS A TRAITOR

Putin Over-Powers Another President

When Donald Trump ran for president, he painted everyone who had come before him as weak and ineffective. And some of the people in this country voted for him, believing his rhetoric that he was a tough guy and a great deal maker. We’re not getting a do-over on this one.

If the last 18 months have shown me anything, it is that Trump is a horrible negotiator and unbelievably sheepish when he is face to face with anyone of power. He was critical of the sitting Prime Minister of Great Britain in a newspaper interview, but denied he said anything negative when standing next to Theresa May. Once again, he called it fake news, which is his go-to line once caught in a lie. The tape recording of the interview that Trump referenced in his denial showed that the reporting was exactly what he said. After all, the newspaper was The Sun, owned by the same person who owns Fox News. Maybe there is something mentally wrong with the 45th President.

So, Trump and Putin had a press conference after their short four-hour discussion today (7-16-2018), and Trump disappointed and embarrassed America stepping into so much crap. It would have been better if he left his shoes and the asshole standing in them in Finland.

Fox News said that the Donald seemed weak and unprepared when he was standing with Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Even Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the House of the United States spoke out, “There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world. That is not just the finding of the American intelligence community but also the House Committee on Intelligence. The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally. There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals. The United States must be focused on holding Russia accountable and putting an end to its vile attacks on democracy.”

So what do we do now, America? We have a puppet president who is intimidated by strong men to such a degree that he makes unAmerican statements and actions which could harm our nation. Donald J. Trump has sided with Putin and Russia and believes that his own intelligence community cannot be trusted. Our president seems to be more worried about Russia selling gas and oil to Germany than the fact that Russia attempted to disrupt our democracy by meddling in our election.

Not surprisingly, Senator John McCain also rebuked the President after he witnessed Trump’s presentation “Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake.

President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world.

It is tempting to describe the press conference as a pathetic rout – as an illustration of the perils of under-preparation and inexperience. But these were not the errant tweets of a novice politician. These were the deliberate choices of a president who seems determined to realize his delusions of a warm relationship with Putin’s regime without any regard for the true nature of his rule, his violent disregard for the sovereignty of his neighbors, his complicity in the slaughter of the Syrian people, his violation of international treaties, and his assault on democratic institutions throughout the world.

Coming close on the heels of President Trump’s bombastic and erratic conduct towards our closest friends and allies in Brussels and Britain, today’s press conference marks a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency. That the president was attended in Helsinki by a team of competent and patriotic advisors makes his blunders and capitulations all the more painful and inexplicable.

No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant. Not only did President Trump fail to speak the truth about an adversary; but speaking for America to the world, our president failed to defend all that makes us who we are—a republic of free people dedicated to the cause of liberty at home and abroad. American presidents must be the champions of that cause if it is to succeed. Americans are waiting and hoping for President Trump to embrace that sacred responsibility. One can only hope they are not waiting totally in vain.” GOD BLESS JOHN MCCAIN.

During the Helsinki press conference, Putin gave Trump a ceremonial soccer ball from the recently concluded World Cup in Moscow. South Carolina Republican Lyndsey Graham showed his thinking and sense of humor by saying, “Meddling & collusion are NOT the same thing. Russia did meddle in 2016 election & are trying it again. I’ve seen no evidence of collusion, plenty evidence of Russian meddling. Russia didn’t beat Clinton. Trump beat Clinton. Bad day for the US. Can be fixed. Must be fixed. Finally, if it were me, I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House.”

The only way to right this ship is for Congress to remove Trump’s power over foreign policy. If the Republicans cannot rein him in, then America should vote more Democrats into office to balance this insanity. And if things get worse, we should not be so shy about advancing a discussion about impeachment. It is clear that Donald J. Trump is unfit to be President of the United States.

The First 200 Days Of Trump – ONLY ONE MILLION LEFT

These daily diatribes from a delusional blogger give you a day by day overview of the 45th President’s first two-hundred days in office. Follow Donald Trump through the tough times on his way to impeachment. Kindle Version HERE, or Get the printed book now, CLICK HERE.

 

The Jonas Bronck Series

BOOK ONE (IF GOD COULD TALK) A Cable TV talk show host is approached by a friend who offers a guest for his show who has never been on TV before. The Diary of a TV Journalist is the story about the host of the show and his executive producer vetting the guest and attempting to determine what would happnen If God Could Talk…

BOOK TWO (IF GOD COULD CRY) One of the most eye-opening stories about terrorism. The famous cable TV talk show host, Jonas Bronck, leaves New York on a quest for truth. He finds himself in the middle of terror and personal torment in the name of journalism. He once again asks, If God Could Cry, would he be crying for us, or with us?

Books available on Amazon: