Donald Trump loves to brag how “tough” he was on Russia, but that’s just what he says to the cameras. Trump has been attached to Putin ever since their first encounter in New York in 1987, when Trump was eager to impress the then-KGB agent by helping him get the Russian mob established in the city’s outer boroughs. And Trump has been helping the Russian leader ever since, with an arrangement so obvious they just keep telling the world what it is.
Trump clearly says one thing in public while sharing the complete opposite in private. The most stunning example might be when Trump revealed to Bob Woodward that he not only understood how COVID-19 was spread, but he also knew just how contagious and deadly it was (PS, thanks for sitting on that until your book came out, Bob, it’s not like you could’ve saved thousands of lives by warning us all or anything). So it’s not really that farfetched to believe he has the same deal going with Daddy Vlad: talking tough to the cameras while getting on his knees behind closed doors.
Trump has always told us who he is, and his use of gaslighting and projection language has been pathetically and painfully obvious ever since he descended that gold escalator in 2015 to ruin legitimate political discourse forever. If he’s still breathing, he’s lying about something (most likely one lie covering up another). He’s never been “tough” on anyone except Don Jr.
At the Trump rally this weekend, @waltermasterson found that many Trump supporters believe that Trump, Putin and Xi Jinping are heroes working together to overthrow the deep state. They support the invasion of Ukraine and appear to want China to invade Taiwan. pic.twitter.com/MhiLBmWb9j
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) March 14, 2022
Trump normalized Putin every day he was running for office, and then he only normalized him more after he successfully stole the 2016 election with Daddy Vlad’s help. His own father never loved him, so Vlad became the surrogate father who also will never love him. But Lil Donny won’t ever stop chasing that approval.
Trump idolizes Putin because he's what Trump always wanted to be… a strongman dictator. pic.twitter.com/Ylvn6PGbRX
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) March 14, 2022
Joe Scarborough knows just how weak Trump really is. Check out his rant, below.