President Donald Trump has a long history of capitulating to murderous foreign leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin. He seems to willfully refuse to accept the fact that being pals with authoritarian and dictatorial rulers who terrorize their own people isn’t exactly something that a U.S. president should be doing. Recently, Trump punted on confronting Putin yet again; after a reporter asked Trump about the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is recovering, he said “we’ll talk about that later.” The anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project has put together a compilation of occasions when Trump has publicly capitulated to Putin.
The group reposted their compilation on Tuesday. The video includes the Brittney Spears song “Oops, I Did It Again” playing in the background. Check it out below:
He’s not that innocent. pic.twitter.com/zG7QNPf9oK
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 22, 2020
Putin isn’t the only murderous foreign leader who Trump has acted as though he’s pals with. He has also, for instance, worked to absolve Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of scrutiny after he reportedly ordered the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was a U.S. resident and attacked and killed inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Intelligence assessments concluded that the Crown Prince was behind the murder, but Trump has consistently deflected on the issue when pressed about the issue. In taped conversations with journalist Bob Woodward, Trump bragged about supposedly helping the Crown Prince avoid scrutiny.
At present, intelligence assessments reveal that Russia is yet again seeking to use internet capabilities as leverage to destabliize the political climate and election in the United States. What’s Trump doing about it? He is not doing much — he’s simply implicitly helping the Russians’ own cause with his repeated and baseless insistence that the presidential election results this November might not be legitimate.
Check out Twitter’s response to the Lincoln Project video below: