Russian Campaign to Divide Sounds Like Trump
There is a timeless question that comes to mind here, did the chicken or the egg come first? As we write this piece, a new USA TODAY / Suffolk University poll says that 59% of America distrusts the President and believes he lies. That’s compared to 53% of those surveyed who said they have confidence and trust in Robert Mueller and his investigation into Trump.
This comes out right before researchers from New Knowledge, Columbia University, and Canfield Research, University of Oxford and Graphika will release their findings on the years-long efforts by the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) to influence politics and opinions in America by weaponizing social media platforms. The news is not good.
Vox.com really gave a great overview of the findings, “Russia favored Trump over Clinton, Russia especially targeted African Americans, Russian content focused mainly on political and national security issues, not the election itself, Russia’s use of social media was wider than we thought.”
Donald Trump’s greatest failure as President is his lack of action on these facts. He seems to be working for the Russians and protecting them for some reason. This feels eerily like the plot of the movie, The Manchurian Candidate, starring Frank Sinatra. In the movie, soldiers who had been imprisoned during the Korean War were thought to have been brainwashed during their capture. And a presidential candidate might have been compromised and being controlled by the communist menace. Why do I feel like Trump is being controlled by Vladimir Putin?
Much of what the Russian Internet group had propagated via social media before, during and after the election has been parroted by Trump in tweets and at rallies. Is this a case of Trump reading this disinformation campaign online or hearing them on the Fox News channel, or is this a case of Fox and Trump creating these theories and the Russians using their money and time to transmit these mistruths to Americans? Chicken or Egg?
We know from Facebook and Twitter that those Internet research companies based in Russia had purchased large blocks of advertising messages to spread their propaganda and apparently are still doing it. They are even attempting to defame Robert Mueller and the FBI, this is purely an Un-American activity that our current president is endorsing with his words and inaction. Is he simply a Manchurian President?
From the beginning, we’ve said Trump was bad for America. We have never wavered in our strong feelings and analysis of statements and data that show that America is less safe because of President Trump. IMPEACHMENT is the only answer. If you truly believe in America, stop believing in the lying Donald Trump.