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Why Does Trump Act The Way He Does With Putin?

July 16, 2018

It was a troubling scenario no matter how some would try to spin it.  An American president huddling alone with an enemy of the United States who infiltrated our election system.

Following the policy angle of the American-Russian relations will lead the objective thinker to the only conclusion there is–when it comes to the advisers and knowledgeable foreign policy thinkers inside the White House vs. Donald Trump–there is a significant difference of opinion.  The former are steeped in facts and experience, the latter in delusions and quite probably corruption.

What we have witnessed from Trump is a relentless series of attacks on allies over a host of issues while at the same time a creating a warm embrace of Putin.   It is all most troubling not only for our allies, but also our republic.

The European Union, and NATO have been the most secure and important partners the United States have had for all of my life–and I am 56 years old.  Therefore what has transpired over the past week alone, is nothing short of a most corrosive set of developments.

Leading up to the Trump visit with Russian President Putin, anyone with facts and history under their belt, would have desired a unified approach with our allies. Especially considering the level of damage Russia has engaged in with election tampering and international interference.  But Trump did not wish for that type of response.  And we need to ask why.

The reason for a concerted course of action with our allies is most obvious.  Special Counsel Mueller came out with an extraordinary set of indictments last week where the United States said it was prepared to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, with public evidence to a jury, that President Putin is lying about election tampering.  With the Mueller move the US is saying flat our that we have absolute proof Russian crimes.

But to listen to the Trump White House this whole matter is just pure politics.  There were no words about what our government will do to combat this continued problem from Russia, or how we will will defend our electoral system from hackers.  There was no serious statement whatsoever from Trump.

What was required at the meeting today between Trump and Putin will not be a shocker.  It should have been made known in stark terms what the United States will do in response to Russian actions.  Putin needs to know we will not be pushed around or have our political institutions undermined. 

While we know the serious minds at the White House differ with Trump over Russia, we also are aware he has not allowed for the people with facts to set the agenda.   The nation can no longer allow Trump to play coy over Russia, or allow him to avert the national response to Russian crimes in our elections.

What Russia has engaged in over the time Trump has been in the Oval Office is more than enough reason for this White House to be tough on Putin.  Just this month we again have had Russia using nerve agents–this time in the United Kingdom.  The horrors of Russian abetting war crimes in Syria continues.  And the list of outrages keeps growing.  Yet this nation has sat back and not had a response from the president on these matters.

And we need to ask why.

And DEMAND an answer.

One Comment
  1. July 16, 2018 1:47 PM

    The Plot to Destroy Democracy, How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West by Malcolm Nance published in 2018. Donald Trump has been a Russian asset for many years and Putin has guided his thoughts and actions. This is what Russia wants from the Trump presidency:

    “The Russian intelligence metanarrative they would be tasked to push would be simple–convince Trump to believe that he already believed that:

    NATO strangling Russia with military bases and aggressively encroaching on its borders.
    Russia was a new, rich, glorious empire with a strong fearless leader whose personal relationship could help Trump join the global elite oligarchy where borders mean nothing–only money matters.
    The European union, with its immigrant Muslim hordes, was finished–help start a new white ethno-nationalist conservative alliance worldwide with Moscow’s help.”

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