I start by asking one simple question. Do you believe him when he wrote at 8:50 am on July 24, 2018 on his twitter account @realdonaldtrump :
“I’m very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election. Based on the fact that no President has been tougher on Russia than me, they will be pushing very hard for the Democrats. They definitely don’t want Trump!”
If you answer yes, are you one who will follow what he wants which he set out in his statement to the VFW the very same day that you “Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening. Just stick with us, don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news.”
You would almost think Trump took that line from George Orwell but since he doesn’t read probably not. In truth, it is likely Trump would know as much about Orwell as he did about Frederick Douglas.
Orwell talked about the Communist-type Party Leadership. He said: “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
As for believing Russia is going to help the Democrats one has to hearken back quite a while to the Trump/Putin press conference in Helsinki. I think it was about a week ago although it seems like ages.
A reporter asked Putin: “Did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?”
Putin answered: “Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S. Russia relationship back to normal.”
This by the way this on video it is easy to find. But it isn’t in the official White House transcript? Doesn’t that fit nicely into not believing something you just saw but to wait until you are told what you saw. It is part of the criminal defense lawyers last trick in his bag of tricks when he tells the jurors: “Don’t believe your lying eyes!”
I suggest Trump felt he could always alter the facts whatever way he wanted. You recall how on Monday, Trump said “I don’t see any reason why it would be” when he was asked if he believed Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential. election. On Tuesday, he clarified that he had meant to say: “I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.” One small word, one huge difference in that it turns night into day.
Trump recognized that only a few believed his Tuesday statement. He was widely ridiculed. To avoid that in the future he is telling his people: “believe nothing unless we tell whether it is all right to believe it.” That avoids Trump having to clarify a prior statement with a lie and the subsequent ridicule.. Rather than having the would/wouldn’t discussion Trump would just have eliminated it from the transcript.
In this presently free society we have the right to believe what we want to believe about religion, sexuality, and events. No matter how outlandish or ridiculous others may believe our belief to be. Just think there are some who believe America set up the 9/11 attacks and there are others who think Trump doesn’t lie.
It is clear that those who believe that Russia will help the Democrats in the mid-term election also believe Trump when he says he is the toughest president ever on Russia. That in spite of Russia FM saying Putin’s Helsinki meeting with Trump was beyond superb. In spite of Trump inviting Putin to the White House in the fall.
Word is out that Putin has yet to accept the invitation. While Putin wrestles with it, Trump, in the interest of has full transparency, changed a long-term WH procedures. No longer will it reveal anything about Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders. I guess this is so we won’t know how many times he is calling Putin trying to have him accept the invitation.
“Vladie, I’m on the hook. You gotta come.”
“Maybe, Donnie, but what else will you give me if I do. Poland? Tell me Donnie, make it worth while.”
“How about Grand Marshall for the military parade?”
“You already offered that, I already have a parade. You got to do better than that. And, Donnie, stop calling so much. I’ve got other things to do.”
Then there’s that other side of the coin from the yes side. There are those who don’t believe Russia want the Democrats to win. Some of them are Trump supporters.
So my question them is: “Why do you support him?”