Thursday, August 03, 2017

The Russians Are Still Playing Trump

Yesterday Donald Trump was forced to sign a veto-proof Russia sanctions bill, which rebuked him personally by preventing him from lifting the sanctions. He responded on Twitter with his typical ignorance, hyperbole, bluster and stupidity.

Donald, you ignorant slut: health care failed because you know nothing about it, put all the responsibility on congress, and did nothing to help pass it. Instead you chose to insult and threaten fellow Republicans, telling them that you were just sitting around waiting in your office with your "pen" in hand, waiting for them to pass something, anything -- you didn't care what -- that you could scribble your name on.

Donald, you ignorant slut: Relations are at an "all-time low?" The situation now is nothing compared to the Cuban missile crisis, when American and Russian warships were on a collision course and we were on the verge of nuclear war.

Donald, you ignorant slut: Vladimir Putin is completely responsible for the poor state of relations between the US and Russia. He has invaded other countries, stoking civil war and interfering with the internal politics in United States and Europe.

In 2008, during the Olympics, Putin invaded a part of Georgia. John McCain demanded we go to war over this, but cooler heads prevailed. A few years later Putin invaded Crimea. His troops are fighting in eastern Ukraine right now. His troops shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.

Putin has been backing Bashar al-Assad's tyrannical reign in Syria, prolonging a civil war that has been a magnet for wanna-be terrorists around the world, and sending millions of refugees into the Middle East and Europe. These refugees have caused chaos and destabilized Europe. Putin ignored ISIS positions in Syria, instead attacking Syrian rebels who had the backing of the United States. ISIS terrorists have been streaming out of Syria and Iraq and have killed and maimed hundreds of people in Europe.

And, of course, Putin interfered with the American election, hacking Democrats' email and filling the Internet with fake news targeted at weak-minded Trumpkins. It's also looking more and more likely -- in light of the Donald Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer, a Russian spy, and a Russian hacker go-between -- that the Trump campaign was at a minimum trying to collude with the Russians, and that Trump personally tried -- and failed -- to cover up that collusion.

Even if it turns out the Trump campaign didn't directly collude with the Russians, the Russians played Trump and and his people -- Junior, Kushner, Sessions, Flynn, etc. -- over and over and over again. Trump and his people are either in bed with the Russians or they're so utterly incompetent that they are a clear and present danger to the United States.

The prime minister of Russia, Dmitri Medvedev, has taken to Facebook to insult Trump in the worst possible terms:
First, it ends hopes for improving our relations with the new US administration.

Second, it is a declaration of a full-fledged economic war on Russia.

Third, the Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way.
The US establishment fully outwitted Trump; the President is not happy about the new sanctions, yet he could not but sign the bill.

The issue of new sanctions came about, primarily, as another way to knock Trump down a peg.

New steps are to come, and they will ultimately aim to remove him from power.
A non-systemic player has to be removed.
Notice how, even when delivering the most cutting insults, Medvedev is still playing to Trump's vanity by casting him as the outsider (he's not -- he stocked his administration with dozens of wealthy Wall Street insiders and generals). The Russians are trying to to goad Trump into defying congress, playing up his fears that they'll impeach him.

Putin and Medvedev are disappointed that their puppet is so utterly incompetent, neutered and exposed. Now they are trying to get into Trump's head, feeding him the lie that executive power is unlimited and that congress has no right to stop him.

Why does Trump just take all these insults from the Russians? You'd think a "tough guy" like Trump would strike back at Russia for humiliating him over and over and over, for making him look like Putin's bitch. Trump attacks his own attorney general, and backstabs and fires the people who put him in the Oval, but doesn't say boo when the Russians say he has no balls.

What do the Russians have on Trump?

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