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Why does Russia pop up in everything Trump does?
originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: BlackJackal
It seems likely Trump is being blackmailed by the Russians. They seem to have something on him. All of his foreign policy favors Russia. Occam's razor applies here as well clear evidence Putin has Trump by the balls in more ways than one.
"There's never been a president as tough on Russia as I have been," Trump told reporters on Wednesday.
That might sound like hyperbole, but in this case, there's actually some basis for the president's boast.
"When you actually look at the substance of what this administration has done, not the rhetoric but the substance, this administration has been much tougher on Russia than any in the post-Cold War era," said Daniel Vajdich, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.
We don’t yet know why Donald Trump seems so fond of Vladimir Putin. Maybe we never will. But the expulsion from the U.S. of 60 Russian diplomats and the shuttering of the Russian consulate in Seattle reminds us that the media obsession with the Trump-Putin bromance hides the reality that U.S. government policy remains as tough on Russia as it was under President Obama (and potentially would have been under Hillary Clinton).
“I have been much tougher on Russia than Obama, just look at the facts. Total Fake News!” Trump tweeted in February. Maybe he’s done it under pressure. But he has a point. And we’d all be better served if the media coverage focused more on the policies than the personalities.
originally posted by: burdman30ott6
a reply to: Vector99
This time last year when Trump struck Syria, the member was waxing poetic and whining about how Trump was going to spark WW3 with Russia and China. It's honestly become a running gag among most on the site.
originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: smurfy
Proof or it didn't happen
I can wait.
(are you one of the handful still holding out for "Mueller-time" ?)
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: network dude
What does this have to do with the subject?
You clearly missed the part of my first post that I was almost praising Trump for doing the right thing on gaining advice from someone who has close ties to NK.
Trump went to school for business, is in real estate, and doesn't understand what memorandums of understanding means? He also didn't even write his own books, they're ghost written.
That's good evidence he doesn't actually make decisions, he just relies on others to do it for him. But at least he can sometimes see good advice and take it.