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Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:45 AM

More evidence of Trump's subservience to Putin -- and we still don't know why

Opinion by Max Boot

Former prime minister Theresa May’s chief of staff just described to a British newspaper how President Trump exploded in anger when he heard, during a 2017 meeting with May, that Russian President Vladimir Putin had requested a call with him that had not been completed. The president reportedly shouted at his national security adviser: “If Putin wants a call with me you just put him through!”

What is it with Trump and Russia? Why is the “America first” president so eager to cater to the anti-American dictator of Russia? That is the central mystery of the Trump administration. Almost every day, there are fresh signs of Trump’s subservience to Putin.

Trump still hasn’t upbraided Putin over reports that a Russian intelligence unit placed bounties on the heads of U.S. troops in Afghanistan — even though the White House had known about the purported payments for many months before the New York Times broke the news on June 26. Trump admitted to Jonathan Swan of Axios that he didn’t even mention the issue in one of his regular phone calls with Putin. (A source told CNN that the congenial Putin-Trump conversations sound like “two guys in a steam bath.”)

Nor has Trump had anything to say about reports that last week a Russian armored vehicle in Syria rammed a U.S. armored vehicle, injuring seven U.S. soldiers. You would think a president who lauds himself as a champion of “our incredible Military” would at least rhetorically defend U.S. troops. But, while Trump focused on the supposed menace of China in his convention speech, he was entirely silent about Russia.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/01/more-evidence-trumps-subservience-putin-we-still-dont-know-why/

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Reply More evidence of Trump's subservience to Putin -- and we still don't know why (Original post)
Zorro Sep 2020 OP
SheltieLover Sep 2020 #1
DonaldsRump Sep 2020 #2
Mike 03 Sep 2020 #3
empedocles Sep 2020 #4
SharonAnn Sep 2020 #6
dlk Sep 2020 #5

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:47 AM

1. Kompromat

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:47 AM

2. KKK-ash

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:49 AM

3. One factor is probably that Putin remains willing to underwrite loans to Trump

Trump Deutsche Bank Loans Underwritten By Russian State-Owned Bank, Whistleblower Told FBI
https://forensicnews.net/2020/01/03/trump-deutsche-bank-loans-underwritten-by-russian-state-owned-bank-whistleblower-told-fbi/

Alleged Whistleblower Tells FBI Russian State-Owned Bank Underwrote Trump Loans
https://citizentruth.org/alleged-whistleblower-tells-fbi-russian-state-owned-bank-underwrote-trump-loans/

And launder money through his real-estate projects.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 08:50 AM

4. The domination is so prominent - astonishing even.

putin does specialize is psych ops.

Perhaps in case studies there is a concept that someone, like a father figure, who is so fearful, that even someone like trump will be totally craven?

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Response to empedocles (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 10:38 AM

6. Well, he was afraid of his daddy. Guess Putin's his new daddy.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 09:31 AM

5. It's likely Trump owes Putin $ billions

Money, sex, and/or drugs are the usual culprits.

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