President Trump’s entire administration has been dogged from the outset by accusations of collusion with the Russian Federation and of taking orders from its dictator, Vladimir Putin – and he’s done nothing since to dispel those suspicions since taking office.
Time and time again, Trump has consistently sided with Putin and Russia no matter the issue or the context while intently sabotaging our relationships with the rest of the Western world – the relationships that form the greatest geopolitical threat to Putin and his expansionist ambitions in Eastern Europe.
It appears that Trump is even willing to disparage his own team in order to placate his puppetmaster in the Kremlin. The New York Times is now reporting that during a phone call with Putin in March, the president tossed his own aides under the bus and dismissed them as “very stupid people” for not wanting him to call Putin directly.
“Those are stupid people; you shouldn’t listen to them” said Trump to the murderous despot before going on to congratulate Putin for his recent “election” victory, which his aides had specifically told him not to do.
While by and large Trump’s aides are indeed very stupid people, it is mystifying to the rest of the country that he insists on defending and praising Putin at every opportunity while simultaneously denying any collusion with the Russian Federation during the 2016 election and the allegations that he is being blackmailed by Russian intelligence services with video and audio footage of Trump engaging in lewd sexual acts with prostitutes during his 2013 trip to Moscow.
Time and time again, Trump refuses to confront Russia and just meekly accepts every provocation that the Kremlin throws his way – a stark contrast to the furiously aggressively way he deals with everything else.
With time, Special Counsel Mueller will be able to determine once and for all just what the Kremlin is holding over his head.