Trump is doing Putin’s work for him
If you don’t think Donald Trump is anything but a lackey for Vladimir Putin — who must be holding something over the celebrity who lost the presidential popular vote in 2016 — check this juicy Axios scoop from Jonahan Swan out.
In one extraordinary riff during his meeting with the G7 heads of state earlier this month in Quebec, Trump told the other leaders: “NATO is as bad as NAFTA.” An official read this quote to me from notes transcribed from the private meeting. … Trump made the comment after telling the G7 leaders that Crimea probably should belong to Russia because everyone there speaks Russian, the source added. Trump then went on his usual riff about Germany not paying its fair share of defense spending, said the Europeans weren’t paying enough and that the U.S. is being ripped off.
Officials from four NATO member countries have told me they’re worried Trump undercut the shared values and commitments of the NATO alliance by spending most of his time bashing NATO members for not “paying enough” and meeting their defense spending commitments.
They’re worried? It’s pretty obvious that Trump doesn’t embrace American values and commitments. In fact, Trump’s comments betray that he is in league with tyrannical Russian strongman Putin.
The man cannot be removed from office too quickly.