Donald Trump, Who Says He Hits Back 10-Times Harder On Anyone Who Attacks Him, Bends The Knee To Vladimir Putin
By Teddy Paige
If you’re looking for more evidence that Donald Trump bends the knee to Vladimir Putin whenever possible, the POTUS (who lost the popular vote by three-million people) served up another crazy example this week when commenting about the Russian leader expelling U.S. diplomats.
Via the New York Times:
President Vladimir V. Putin last month ordered the seizure of two American diplomatic properties and directed the American Embassy staff in Russia be cut by more than half in retaliation for sanctions imposed by Congress because of Russia’s meddling in last year’s presidential election in the United States.
“I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down on payroll, and as far as I’m concerned, I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people, because now we have a smaller payroll,” Mr. Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “There’s no real reason for them to go back. So I greatly appreciate the fact that we’ve been able to cut our payroll of the United States. We’ll save a lot of money.”
“We’ll save a lot of money”
Go fuck yourself, Donald.
There are so many fucked up things about this statement, I don’t even know where to begin. Let’s start with the most basic, the most simplistic, and really, at the end of the day, the least important; Trump is thanking someone for cutting American jobs.
To argue that a foreign nation kicking out a majority of our diplomats in retaliation for something is somehow good…. and the reason it is good is because it’ll save some money is, shockingly, some of the stupidest spin we’ve heard from this Administration. It’s like when your baseball team trades one of its veteran players for “cash considerations.” How the fuck do “cash considerations” help us win?
Of course, the issues here are much deeper than Trump selling out U.S. diplomats for what amounts to something lower than ‘a player-to-be-named-later.’ Trump is under investigation by the FBI for colluding with Russia during the 2016 election. He has, at every turn, been incredibly deferential to Vladimir Putin. We have never heard him criticize the Russian leader. We’ve never even heard him suggest there was something worthy of criticizing. While the majority of the Republican base seems aware that Vladimir Putin is a war criminal, Trump has seemed completely ready to let the former KGB agent spit in his face and come back with “Thank you sir, may I have another?”
Meanwhile, Trump has taken great pride in being the guy who “hits back ten times harder when someone hits him.” That has included war heroes like John McCain (who was a POW in Vietnam for six years). That has included gold star families. That has included civil rights legends. And it has included, shit, the fucking cast of HAMILTON, for some reason, like that’s a good use of his fucking time.
And yet with Putin… who many believe Trump colluded with to win an election he lost the popular vote in…. Trump has no problem bending the knee.
As the special investigation continues, more insight into the Trump-Putin relationship is sure to leak out. And yes, that was a pun.