The Party of Putin is finally scrambling to whitewash their fealty to Putin and their dependence on Russian/NRA money. The only way for any semblance of American democracy to survive will be for Republicans to repudiate both Putin and Trump.
We won’t be holding our breath for the latter, but finally Trump’s idol has revealed his true darkness and evil.
There shouldn’t be any more lies about Trump not having ties to Russian banks and other business deals in the works. Clearly the Russian mob and their dirty money were welcomed in Trump Tower.
When Trump’s sycophantic Lindsay Graham calls for the “Caesar Solution” for Putin, we know Republicans’ love for Putin has taken a turn.
And I don't think there will be sales bump of those "I'd rather be Russian than a Democrat" t-shirts.
Ukraine is paying a terrible cost for standing against Putin. His nuclear weapons are his leverage for his bloody war to make Russia great again.
The US will also be suffering the consequences of Putin’s “war by other means” against us for years to come.
Putin won his war by other means against Britain when he helped push them into Brexit.
If you want to call this “genius”, then be sure to add “diabolical” to the word.
Lately I'm thinking Putin gave Trump his marching orders in Helsinki. The world saw the Big MAGAt standing with bowed head, and siding with Putin against our intelligence agencies.
It's not a stretch to assume more instructions were given in their secret meetings. He would know what would work best to divide and disempower the United States.
I’m convinced Putin likely told Trump to do him the following “favors”:
Let him have Ukraine.
Extort Ukraine to support his reelection.
Blame Ukraine instead of Russia for interfering in the 2016 election.
Call Democrats communists.
And to NEVER admit to losing the 2020 election.
This has to be Putin's favorite tool to destabilize and cripple American democracy.
Whether by specific instructions or just suggestions, Putin got his way with Trump.