Quote from Trump Jr. in 2008:
“In terms of high-end product influx into the U.S., Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets… We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”
Mind you – Trump the Yam has been denying his financial connections to Russia since last summer.
Of course the Yam also said:
2013 Interview question Does he have a relationship with Putin:
“I do have a relationship, and I can tell you that he’s very interested in what we’re doing here today. He’s probably very interested in what you and I am saying today, and I’m sure he’s going to be seeing it in some form.”
2014 Yam quote:
“You know, I was in Moscow a couple of months ago. I own the Miss Universe Pageant and they treated me so great. Putin even sent me a present, a beautiful present.”
2014 Yam Boast:
“I was in Moscow recently and I spoke, indirectly and directly, with President Putin, who could not have been nicer…”
But when someone explained to Trump that this close relationship he was so proud of was a liability, he changed his tune.
Here’s the thing. I SERIOUSLY doubt if Trump has a personal relationship with Putin. He WANTED one because, in the small craven mind of the Yam Pants, Putin is the coolest guy in school.
But Putin is smart and controlled and Trump – not so so much. So if Putin ever did more than a perfunctory phone call I would be surprised. He would know that a friendship would not fly.
It’s entirely possible, if speculative, that Trump’s Russian handler explained how he needed to change that tune. And to be clear – I don’t think Trump knows this person is a handler or that anyone else has identified this person as a handler. But I wouldn’t be surprised if this handler exists in the closest circles of Yam Camp. If I were Putin, I would want that handler in close to the Yam.
In any case, the reality is that much more deeply controlling influences have been deployed than a personal friendship with Putin. Indeed, that is where the evidence is. Trump, who has never been a particularly good business man, merely a good showman, is in constant need of funds. He can’t get a loan in the US because he’s such a fucked up business man.
But Russia saw something bigger to be gained than financial interest. And so money was provided, sex was provided, kink was discovered and leverage was gained.
But it doesn’t matter. The GOP is invested in this miserable rotting Yam of a Man. They own the congress and they need someone to sign the horrific legislation. And so I predict that by this time next week we won’t be talking about this…. again.
It’s not a new story. It’s just gotten a new kink twist. And as surprising as it is, we have relegated foreign involvement in our election process to a mere eyebrow raising experience for months now.
And when you consider that the involvement comes from a country that was our deepest enemy 30 years ago it’s rather eye opening. A KGB operative from the cold war is now sock puppetting our President – but Congress will shrug it off because that is in their personal best interest. The country be damned.
Humans are terrifyingly easy to manipulate. And more nightmarish, those being manipulated will fight you tooth and nail when you suggest that they are being manipulated. So, the staunchest GOP supporters will shrug off this manipulation as well. Because they have been given all the necessary rationalizations they need to do it.
And again I must ask myself. Where am I being manipulated? Will I recognize it when I see it?
Is the hysteria of the left causing me to think more is there than there is? Is Putin REALLY sock puppetting? Is there really a handler?
The last time I talked myself out of the hysteria on the left was when Bush was talking about WMDs. Despite disliking Bush rather intensely I thought “Well obviously he has a wider and deeper set of information than I have.” I was wrong. What I perceived as biased hysteria was correct.
So. I am left with the strong conviction that Putin is currently and actively manipulating the politics in our country.
5 thoughts on “But the Lies Don’t Count Against Him”
I agree with you and its scary.
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I think Putin is sitting back and having a terrific laugh at the chaos and political unrest he is creating.
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The reason the powers that be backed him was because they saw that he was someone they could easily manipulate into pushing their agenda. Unfortunately they failed to realize that someone so easily manipulated by them could be just as easily manipulated by others as well. All it takes is a bit of flattery, a few shiny trinkets…
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The scariest thing for me here is not Putin. It is that the Republican party knows that all of this this stinks and still go along with it. They play it down. They normalize Trump. They have chosen party and power over country.
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You’re exactly right about that. The party leaders control the money coming from the so-called super-pacs and other dark money sources, so if the rank and file don’t follow the party line they find themselves with their funding cut off and the party running someone in their district that they can control completely. They’ve basically sold their souls to keep their jobs