Donald Trump loves Russia more than America.
He thinks Russian premier Vladimir Putin is “far more of a leader, far more than our president has been a leader.”
He goes on Russian-funded television to criticize America, our President and our military.
Is this a man who should be elected President of the United States?
No damn way!
In a prime time forum on National Security, Trump demeaned the American military and praised Putin as a “great leader.”
Some call such statements unpatriotic.
We call them traitorous.
Just when we think the Republican nominee for President cannot get any lower in diminished Presidential expectations, we see him sink further into the muck of his own ego, his own lies and his own political demise.
“If he (Putin) says great things about me, I’m going to say great things about him,” Trump said during the “Commander in Chief” forum.
“I think when he calls me ‘brilliant,’ I’ll take the compliment,” Trump adds.
What Trump is too dense to realize is that when a Russian calls someone “brilliant,” it is not a compliment about intelligence but one that describes them as “colorful.”
If nothing else, Donald Trump is colorful.
Mikhail Gronas, chair of Dartmouth College’s Russian department, says the real translation of Putin’s remarks about is: “”Well, he is a very bright person, talented without a doubt. But this is not our business to determine his merits, this is the business of the U.S. voters.”
“Brilliant?” Not said.
As usual, Trump exaggerates — which is his only real talent.
Says President Obama about Trump:
I don’t think the guy’s qualified to be president of the United States, and every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed. There is this process that seems to take place over the course of the election season where somehow behavior that in normal times we consider completely unacceptable and outrageous becomes normalized, and people think we ought to be grading on a curve.
Adds Hillary Clinton:
Meanwhile, bizarrely, once again, he praised Russia’s strongman, Vladimir Putin, even taking the astonishing step of suggesting that he prefers the Russian president to our American president. Now that is not just unpatriotic and insulting to the people of our country as well as to our commander in chief, it is scary.
His coziness with Russians worries many, even Republicans.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan broke with Trump over the candidate’s remarks:
Vladimir Putin is an aggressor that does not share our interests. It certainly appears that he is conducting … state-sponsored cyberattacks on what appears to be our political system. That is an adversarial stance and he is acting like an adversary.
Adds Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee:
You know, flattery can be used as a tool that sometimes bears very negative fruit. “One has to be careful about letting flattery affect one’s relationship with a person or a country.
Says Republican Sen. Lindsay O. Graham of South Carolina of Putin:
Other than destroying every instrument of democracy in his own country, having opposition people killed, dismembering neighbors through military force and being the benefactor of the butcher of Damascus, he’s a good guy. This calculation by Trump unnerves me to my core
It should unnerve all of us. Donald Trump certainly does not share our interests. He cares only about himself and is a traitor to America.
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