One of the mantras of Democrats and their friends in the media is that almost everything President Trump does is aiding and abetting the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This is mostly based on what Trump says – or more accurately does not say.
It is true that Trump’s avoidance of harsh criticism of the Russian despot is inconsistent with the harsh statements his administration issues through his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, his UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, his Secretary of Defense James Mattis, his head of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, his FBI Director Christopher Wray and his National Security Advisor John Bolton.
While Trump’s rhetoric might be tamer than some war mongers might hope, the actions his administration has taken against Russia have been anything but appeasing: the pushback in Syria; increased sanctions; sending weapons to Ukraine (where Trump’s policies have virtually stopped a likely Russian take over of the entire nation). Trump has also demanded more money for NATO – an alliance that exists largely to keep the Russian bear in its cave. He also chastised Germany for purchasing gas from Russia. He has offered discounted weapons to smaller NATO nations that cannot afford top-grade armaments. Trump is not wrong when he claims that he has been harder on Russia than his predecessors.
Still, Trump’s lack of pugnacious language against Putin has left the impression that he is weak. It has even led to audacious and baseless claims that “Putin has something on Trump.”
But, who is really pleasing Putin the most? Who is making him smile? Who is helping Putin fulfill his scheme of producing chaos in the American political system?
While the left-leaning Democrats and the elitist eastern press point the finger at Trump, an even more credible argument could be made that it is the Democrats and the media that are carrying out Putin’s strategy to weaken America by undermining the presidency – and maybe even the entire national government.
The #NeverTrump resistance movement is right out of the Putin playbook. For all his efforts – and they were considerable – no one has cast more doubt on the American electoral process than the resistance movement that dishonestly questions the legitimacy of the election – and by extension the legitimacy of the presidency.
The resistance movement has produced endless public protests and demonstrations – some violent – for the world to see. They give the false perception of an America on the verge of revolution or civil war.
The clarion call to not “normalize Trump” sounds like an echo of Putin and every other American adversary. Demonizing the American president is standard operating procedure for our nation’s adversaries.
The Democrats, the press and all those others who have signed on to the resistance movement have abandoned America’s long tradition of ending partisanship at the nation’s border. One of Putin’s primary objectives is to damage the reputation of America across the world. His intelligence network is working overtime to disparage everything America says or does on the international stage – and so do the Democrats and the anti-Trump media. CNN has an extensive international broadcasting network, and every day they demean and slander President Trump with the kind of propaganda and specious commentary that you might expect from Pravda or RT (Russian Television) America. They give credibility to Putin’s propaganda campaigns.
Democrats and the media signal to the world their accusation that Trump is anti-Muslim, falsely calling his temporary ban on seven nations (upheld by the Supreme Court) a “Muslim ban.” It is not what Trump says that is used by Islamic terrorists to recruit against America, it is what the Democrats and media say in misrepresenting Trump’s remarks and his meanings that provide the fodder for hatred of America.
Putting aside North Korea’s Kim Jong-un’s calling Trump a “dotard” at the time he was being called “rocket man,” no foreign adversary has slandered the United States President more than Democrats and news reporters.
Democrats, the news personalities, and some sore loser Republicans are the only ones calling Trump insane, mentally ill, stupid, evil, heartless, incompetent, untrustworthy, dangerous, a traitor, racist, misogynist, etc., etc., etc. Putin could not have scripted it better.
Most certainly there is room for criticism of Trump – especially his combative and egocentric personality – but the efforts of the resistance movement to bring down the American President, or to question his legitimacy in office, has done more to harm this country and sow the seeds of discontent from coast to coast than Russia, China, North Korea or Iran could ever do.