There is no doubt Trump acts as if he is madly in love with Putin. Unlike with many of his fellow Americans or leaders of allied countries whom he routinely insults he has only flattering words about Vladimir. The old expression that love is blind comes to mind. While most civilized nations have a clear-eyed view of Putin’s evil for some reason Trump seems to gush over him like a teenager experiencing a first spring time infatuation.
I suggest you can take it to the bank that Trump has never tweeted a bad or discouraging word about Putin. Although one must be heartened by his government’s expulsion of some 60 Russian diplomatic spies yesterday (How many do they have here?) he still treads very carefully when it comes to Putin never tweeting about him in a negative manner. The question is why? What do you think?
This has puzzled me. I believe I have come up with the answer after seeing recent Trump actions. It isn’t as most people, myself included. used to think and some still do that the Russians have compromat on Trump. He seems to be impervious to blackmail although he at one time thought it necessary to threaten to pay off women to keep their mouths shut.
We were treated over last weekend to the stories of two women allegedly in sordid romances with Trump around the time his wife was having his fifth child in his third marriage. These were two of the women who were paid for their silence they said. The Trump response from his people is to tell us that everyone knew he ran around on his wives but people still voted for him, or, more specifically as to these women they were paid off even though Trump had nothing to do with them.
At this point it seems his sexual exploits no matter how scandalous will never hurt him. So I can assume Russian tapes of sexual indiscretions would have little value. The white Evangelicals, his biggest supporters, even more so than white Catholics, offer him perpetual forgiveness. It is sort of like the deal Whitey suggested Jerry O’Sullivan gave him.
Nor will his dealings with money cause any harm. He denied having any dealings with Russians at the same time he was attempting to get a deal for the Trump Moscow hotel. He’s continually coming up with all sorts of gimmicks to make money such as expecting foreigners who seek an audience to stay at one of his properties or requiring the RNC to host meetings there. One or dozens more ethical lapses around money won’t hurt him.
Can it be suggested that he’s in big debt to Russians to the point he is no longer a free agent? He certainly has had some strange dealings with Russians buying his property at inflated prices and Russian Mafia types never too far from him. But again his true believers would close their eyes to that it’s sort of stuff and tell us it is only “Trump being Trump.”
What else could Russia have on him to be able to control him? Frankly, as I see it Putin could have rock solid proof that he was involved in undermining the America voters during the latest presidential election. Putin could show how he, with Trump’s aid, changed votes against him into votes for him. In other words Putin could show he didn’t win the American presidential election.
Yet, even that would matter little. It seems in America even if were beyond any doubt the presidential election was rigged there is no remedy for it after the president is sworn in, especially if the president’s party controls one of the houses of Congress. Trump has, as you know, the Congressional GOP in his pocket having done their financiers a great favor by cutting their taxes by the millions. He has no fear of losing his job.
So what is it that ties his tongue when dealing with Putin and makes his legs go buttery. Here’s the deal that I have figured out looking at his recent moves in removing Tillerson and McMaster. You did recognize they lost their jobs after they dared criticize Russia. Why is that?
You can discern the answer by looking at their replacements. These new men are not moderates in their approach to American foreign policy when it comes to some countries. Pompeo from the CIA and John Bolton from the Iraq invasion support team have beliefs that mirror those of Trump. Like Trump they know that to carry off their plans they need to have Putin on their team. Neither Tillerson nor McMaster we’re willing to give Putin a uniform until he upped his game.
Have you figured it out? Next post I’ll tell you what I believe.