The reason Putin likes Trump is he is weak & compromised via years of nefarious and illegal business dealings. That’s also why Putin did not like Obama & Hillary. Obama and Hillary put sanctions on Putin. They were strong and hard to compromise.
Trump keeps trying to say that it’s good to “get along” Russia, the people who hacked the 2016 elections. This is what those who still cling to Trump, to be reminded of.
#Trumprussia The reason Putin likes Trump is he is weak & compromised via years of nefarious and illegal business dealings. That’s also why Putin did not like Obama & Hillary. Obama and Hillary put sanctions on Putin. They were strong and hard to compromise. It’s also why Trump would rather step down than show his taxes, which will expose Trump’s foreign money laundering deals – something, if you know Trump the way I do, has been going on since the 1980’s.
It now appears that the meeting with Trump Jr. et. al. was about discussing payback for cooperation and that the agreed payback for helping Trump win the election is the lifting of various sanctions. The Magnitzky sanction is just one of many financial sanctions put on Putin by Obama for his bad behavior.
So they petitioned Trump’s son to get to the boss, and he took the bait. Of course, it’s a serious crime to solicit or cooperate with foreigners to impact an election in any way. And it must be a crime or we have no future as a country. Which is what Putin wants right?
And what will happen when and if Trump can’t deliver on promises to Putin? What will Putin extract from Trump or the USA for Trump’s failure to deliver on an agreement? Putin is a known killer. For that reason alone, the nuclear codes must be taken from Donald Trump asap. We cant trust Putin with the codes, so we cant trust Trump.
And Jared Kushner’s security clearance should not last another hour. He could be attempting to erase files and trails right now, from the safety of the inside.
Now on healthcare, here is a unique, marketable idea for Bernie Sanders.
Trump and the right-wing media like to paint Bernie as too old to be relevant.
Trump’s only 4 years younger and Bernie’s in much better shape.
So … I think Bernie should casually challenge Trump to a physical duel. Bernie used to be a boxer. So, in a semi-joking but clear-eyed manner, Bernie could say “how about 3 minutes in the ring to decide healthcare for Americans? We can’t afford all this back and forth, so let’s just do it the old-fashioned way. If I lose I will personally work with the GOP to the way they want, as long as they don’t hurt people of course. But if I win – its Medicare for all”. This challenge is right up Trump supporters’ alley. They have no head for details, but they won’t forget the challenge.
Of course the fight will never happen. But people will never forget who backed down on it. That’s going to be Trump if Bernie does this right. I LOVE IT! Sure, it’s carnival showmanship, something Hillary lacked. But it’s clean. It has no animus. And it will get press and plenty of it.
It does not have to over done. It can be said once. But when and if Trump tries to paint Bernie as weak, he can remind Trump of that standing challenge.
And Trump will never be able to be-little Bernie again.