So far the Democratic National Convention is shaping up to be much better than the Republican equivalent. Most of the DNC’s speakers are a who’s who of presidents, potential presidents or others with decades of experience in public service. The Republican National Convention, despite Trump’s promises, seemed to operate on the principle of “who can we get to show up? How about that one guy who hunts ducks?”
So yeah, the RNC didn’t do too well despite Trump’s promise that it would be the biggest and best convention over. Whereas none of the Republican Party’s recent presidential nominees or former presidents showed up, the DNC included speeches from both Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama. Speaking of Obama, after his speech was over Reince Preibus, the chairman of the RNC, sent out a tweet touting the Republican ticket of Trump-Pence.
The Trump-Pence ticket will put America first & bring back the prosperity & security our country deserves #DemsInPhilly
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) July 28, 2016
Nothing too awful in that tweet. It was your standard political statement, but unfortunately Trump is not your standard nominee. His potential ties to Russia have left some people questioning his loyalty the United States. That prompted Keith Olbermann to give an absolutely amazing response.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 28, 2016
Trump has recently denied that he has any involvement with Putin or Russia, but his history tells quite a different story. His twitter feed is full of posts where he’s praised the Russian dictator. At one point he even asked if Putin would “be his new best friend.” The GOP nominee’s admiration of dictators is well documented, but in the case of Putin there is a financial inventive for him.
For a long time, the former Apprentice star has wanted to expand his business operations into Moscow and build a Trump Tower there. So far his attempts have failed, but the billionaire is confident that he will succeed one day. He may not have a building in Moscow, but, despite a recent tweet, Trump does have other business interests in the country. His son, Donald Jr., said “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.’
For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2016
Trump might not have chosen Pence as his running mate, but a Trump-Pence victory would likely make Putin very happy.