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Sun Jan 13, 2019, 06:52 PM

Donald Trump: The Moscow Candidate


Just an example of how our outside-of-the-beltway citizens see what's happening with the (R)s and their Chosen Leader.

Searching “Trump 1987,” yields, among other things, an account from Politico that appeared in 2017. It’s very interesting; reminding us that on his first visit to Moscow, he seems to have been cosseted by the KGB. This has probably been mentioned many times before but deserves special attention in light of this weekend’s revelations.

In the same search, I came across a curious piece from the Hollywood Reporter claiming that, in 1988, Trump was angling for Reagan to appoint him ambassador to the Soviet Union. I offer the link here with no idea how valid the assertion may be.

The New York Times provides an exhaustive timeline of intersections between Trump-world and Russia. Of course it ends in December 2018, well-before the new bombshells hit, but covering Donald Trump’s indiscretions seems to be a never-ending job.

Another good read comes from New York Magazine, “What if Donald Trump has been a Russian Asset since 1987?” It even has a pictorial chart!

Exactly how might Trump have given service to Russian handlers over the years, even before reaching the White House suggests some additional data points. Trump has been a public fountain of misinformation through much of his adult life.

Remember the Central Park Five? What prompted the stingy mogul to invest $85,000. in advertising to gin up hatred for these wrongly accused young African American men and advocate for their execution? This, from a man who is notoriously un-philanthropic and won’t even pay his bills on time. Why did he appear to care so uncharacteristically much?

One can’t help musing that this would have been an ideal way to introduce a future candidate to the hate lobby.

This was followed by accusations that President Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. and the repeated suggestion that, if the accusation was true, his presidency was illegitimate.

He let that insulting calumny hover out there in the hate realm, without an apology, long after it had been effectively debunked.

Then, leading up to the 2016 election, he repeatedly attacked the integrity of the electoral process. Most people just assumed he was making excuses for why he would most likely lose the election, but what if this was part of Putin’s plan to delegitimize the U.S. democratic process?

Anyway, it’s quite a pattern; and Trump himself doesn’t display the cunning or even the simple attention necessary to sustain such a prolonged assault on our norms. It is far more likely that he is simply the corrupt vessel through which Putin has delivered poison to the very roots of American democracy.

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Sun Jan 13, 2019, 07:37 PM

1. The Immaturian Candidate

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Sun Jan 13, 2019, 07:49 PM

2. One of his failed business ventures: Trump Vodka

What country is vodka from, again...?

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Sun Jan 13, 2019, 09:17 PM

3. Not that I know anything about hooch, but that type of C2H3OH is made everywhere

My favorite was from Poland from potatoes.

Since that failed businessman only gets high with drugs I would guess he wouldn't understand wodka and its finer points.

Now his bud in NK apparently likes a nip or twenty.

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