Alexander Vindman Steamrolls Trump For Appeasing Vladimir Putin

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Ret. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is continuing his public opposition to the disastrous policies of the Trump administration. Vindman originally garnered particular prominence after he shared the truth surrounding a phone conversation that then-President Trump had with the Ukrainian president, who Trump and certain allies of his had attempted to pressure into investigating the Bidens. This week, Vindman shared quotes from an article by former National Security Council official Fiona Hill, who shared troubling observations regarding Trump’s connections to Putin.

In short, Trump not only capitulated to Putin on policy issues, but he also conducted himself and led his administration in a manner similar to the machinations of Putin’s own regime. Trump’s animosity towards the press even mirrors Putin’s own stance towards journalists. In Vindman’s tweets, quoting Hill’s article, he pointedly shared as follows:

‘[u]nder Trump, the United States came to resemble Russia, where Putin has long solidified his grip on power by manipulating the Russian media, fueling nationalist grievances, and peddling conspiracy theories… [t]he US was beginning to resemble [Putin’s] own country: a place where self-dealing elites had hollowed out vital institutions and where alienated, frustrated people were increasingly open to populist & authoritarian appeals… all Putin had to do was pour on some gasoline.’

Trump has continued to push conspiracy theories around the country, claiming, for instance, that he was the rightful winner of last year’s presidential election. Recently, he even wrote to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, asking the top Georgia elections official to re-examine election results in the state with an eye towards potentially de-certifying the presidential election results in Georgia, where Joe Biden was victorious. Raffensperger has consistently resisted the former president’s entreaties, including in the context of Trump’s most recent requests for corrupt assistance.

As Raffensperger put it during an appearance on MSNBC:

‘At the end of the day, we’ve been rebutting and fighting all this misinformation, disinformation for over ten months now, and it’s not healthy for American democracy. What we’ve seen is people [who] lose an election, as low as the PTA level all the way up to the president, not accepting the will of the people. And that’s not healthy for America. I’m a lifelong conservative. I’m a Reagan Republican, and I know that at the end of the day, I have to always choose the country over the party. My job as a Constitutional officer is to make sure we have honest and fair elections in the state of Georgia.’

Check out Raffensperger’s comments below: