Trump thinks that Putin is his friend, and has turned to him for advice on security issues, which means that Trump is treasonously allowing an enemy of the United States to run national security.
The Washington Post reported:
In conversations with Trudeau, May and Merkel, Trump is sometimes assertive, brash and even bullying on issues he feels strongly about, such as trade, according to senior U.S. officials. He drives the conversation and isn’t shy about cutting off the allies mid-sentence to make his point, the officials said.
With Putin, Trump takes a more conciliatory approach, often treating the Russian leader as a confidant.
“So what do you think I should do about North Korea?” he asked Putin in their November 2017 telephone call, according to U.S. officials. Some of those officials saw the request for advice as naive — a sign that Trump believes the two countries are partners in the effort to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Other officials described Trump’s query as a savvy effort to flatter and win over the Russian leader, whose country borders North Korea and has long been involved in diplomacy over its nuclear program.
A similar dynamic has played out in Syria, where Putin has offered to cooperate with the U.S. military on counterterrorism and help Trump realize his goal of an American withdrawal.
The Post also reported that Trump wants to be Putin’s friend, and he thinks that they can be friends.
Trump is fighting with US allies and letting Russia run security policy
An enemy that attacked the United States during the 2016 election should not be running US security policy, but that is what is happening. It is unfathomable that a US president would ask Putin for advice on North Kore and Syria. Everyone knew that the Trump presidency was doing damage to the United States, but the kind of damage that he is doing is jaw-dropping. Trump is setting US foreign policy back 70 years. He has made America less safe, and Trump is openly collaborating with an enemy that wants to destroy the Western alliance and US democracy.
Trump is committing treason against his country. He is colluding with an enemy against the United States, and he is too arrogant and stupid to realize that he is being used. To save the nation, America must elect a Democratic Congress and then remove Trump from office either by impeachment or at the ballot box in 2020.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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