Donald Trump is seemingly trying to give America PTSD. That would be in the form of reality breaking with our belief that we live in an at-least-partly honest, decent place. A Republican Senate led by a self-described Grim Reaper Mitch McConnell (R-KY) remains deathly silent as the president ‘s best bud Vladimir Putin places a bounty on the heads of young American soldiers. Why?
Each of those Republican senators should have to answer for the crime of silence in the 2020 polls. Sure, McConnell has started jumping off as the Trump ship of state begins sinking, but that is not honorable — it is self-serving.
Keep in mind, the G. Reaper brought an aluminum processing plant to the western part of his state — one owned by a Russian oligarch. That way he could brag about bringing a handful jobs to Kentucky.
All of a sudden, McConnell started wearing a mask and telling others it is a fun thing to do, as Trump sits nearby with his face naked. Just now, the Kentucky senator has gotten himself all up in a huff about Putin wanting into the Group of Seven allies (G-7.) The reason the dictator was dropped from the G8 was that he was very bad, worse than usual. He stole a piece of the Ukraine, Crimea.
Trump apparently likes his men never having to say they are sorry, because he tried to give Putin an invitation to this year’s even without the Russian president ever apologizing or making amends. Germany’s Angela Merkel said she would not attend. Pouting, POTUS canceled it and said he would take soldiers out of Germany.
All this time, McConnell was going the silence-is-golden route. Then on Tuesday, the elderly leader threw a flash-bang grenade of surprise into the White House. He admitted that Russia should not be readmitted to the G-7.
Donald Trump and the intelligence community knew since March of 2019, that’s right 2019, that Putin had marked our honorable soldiers with a bounty on their heads. Tell us that the Senate leader had no idea. When reporters asked McConnell whether Russia should get back into the economic group, he said “Absolutely not.” Wow, such indignation.
Trump has had frequent chats with the cold dictator, six times in the past two weeks — so often that they are probably on a first-name basis. The Donald said he invited Vladimir, and they “discussed progress toward convening the G7.” Well, as the SNL Church Lady said “Isn’t that special?”
Congress passed new sanctions on Russia in 2017. That was before it knew a GRU intelligence unit (the old KGB) was paying Taliban-linked militants to attack our men and women in uniform, along with allied soldiers.
Donald still argued in support of Vladimir saying it was “Just common sense.” It appears that this president’s idea of common sense is way different than that of most thinking Americans. POTUS said:
‘It’s not a question of what he’s done, it’s a question of common sense. We have a G-7, he’s not there. Half of the meeting is devoted to Russia and he’s not there.’
That is a question of a big duh.
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