Trump Goes On Disturbing Middle Of Night Rant About ‘Foolish’ U.S. Bullying Russia

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On Monday morning, Trump began his private, one-on-one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin with no stated agenda and with the announcement of 12 Russian government operatives indicted for 2016 election meddling just a few days old. The current American president, no matter how “tough” on every other world leader he says he needs to be, refuses to hold Putin accountable for literally anything, including the annexation of Crimea that got him sanctioned and kicked out of the G8.

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It doesn’t matter that the actual act of annexing Crimea, which caused the deaths of thousands of people, was the work of the Kremlin headed by Putin or that it was under Putin’s watch that the cyberwarfare against the U.S. occurred. Because Obama was the president of the U.S. at the time, Trump continues to blame him for allowing it to happen. It’s a “blame the victim” strategy, and it’s misguided, at best, and completely dishonest, at worst.

After all, the rise of Hitler happened under President Roosevelt’s watch, but we don’t blame him for the Holocaust.

Trump’s foreign policy seems to be centered mostly around praising dictators and blaming his predecessors and his campaign rival for everything and convincing his supporters that he’s doing the right thing.

‘I think we have great opportunities together as two countries that, frankly, we have not been getting along very well for the last number of years. But I think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship. I hope so.’

For the most part, his rabid fanbase falls right in line, just as they will if Trump hands Putin the country in exchange for a 2020 win.

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