Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may be a modern day Manchurian candidate or as the Russians would called him a “useful fool.” Consider these actions by Trump.
1) Trump has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin at least as far back as October 2007 when “Trump told Larry King that Putin was doing a “great job in rebuilding the image of Russia and also rebuilding Russia period.”” Over the years, Tramp has called Putin a strong leader, “unlike what we have in this country”, and “a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.” CNN has characterized this as a “long-established track record of…fondness for the autocratic Russian leader.”
2) In July 2016 Trump stated about Hillary Clinton’s hacked email, “’Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.’ The New York Times reported that Trump was “essentially urging a foreign adversary to conduct cyberespionage against a former secretary of state.’”
The encouraging of an enemy’s foreign intelligence service to commit an act of war against the United States is treasonous.
3) Tramp has most likely deep and long lasting financial relationships with the Russian oligarchs. Thus no tax return release.
- In 2008 Tramp made nearly $60 million when he sold a mansion in Palm Beach to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev.
- Tramp brought the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow in 2013, with the help of Russian billionaire and close Putin ally Aras Agalarov.
- Again in 2013 Tramp signed a preliminary deal to build a tower in Moscow with Agalarov. According to The Washington Post, Agalarov told them “the project is on hold while Trump runs for president.”
- In March 2016 Tramp hired Paul Manafort, an American lobbyist with strong ties to pro-Russian Ukrainian exiled leader Viktor Yanukovych to run his presidential campaign.
4) Tramp questioned the United States continuing involvement in NATO in summer 2016.
5) Trump has said, “he might not provide military assistance to the Baltic countries—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—if they were invaded by Russia, even though they are part of NATO and the alliance’s treaty declares that an attack on one member is an attack on all members.”
6) He has taken Russian’s side with regards to Crimea stating, “he would consider recognizing Crimea as Russian territory.”
7) Before taking Russian’s side in the Crimea he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos August 2016, “He’s not going into Ukraine, OK, just so you understand. He’s not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want.”
8) Obviously, Tramp wants closer ties to Russia saying, “Russia could help the United States in fighting ISIS terror organization.”
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