Trump Just Labeled Democrats And The Media The Enemy While Standing With Putin

During his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, Trump went out of his way to paint Democrats and the media as the enemies of Russia and the US.


Trump said, “Even during the tensions of the Cold War when the world looked much different than today, the United States and Russia were able to maintain a strong dialogue. But our relationship has never been worse than it is now. However, that changed as of about four hours ago. I really believe that. Nothing would be easier politically than to refuse to meet, to refuse to engage. But that would not accomplish anything. As president, I cannot make decisions on foreign policy in a futile effort to appease partisan critics or the media or Democrats who want to do nothing but resist and obstruct.”

Trump stood beside Putin and labeled Democrats and the media the enemy

Trump was standing next to the man who attacked US democracy less than two years ago, and the people who he labels the enemy of peace are the political party who are fighting back against these attacks, and the free press that is reporting on the attacks. This summit was always going to be a bad look for Trump, but it almost immediately morphed into something more.

The press conference is exposing Trump as an enemy of the United States. When Trump attacks Democrats and the free press while sharing the stage with Putin, he is showing the world where his loyalties rest. Trump loyalties are with himself and Putin, as he just used his opening statement in a press conference to attack all of those who are trying to hold his presidential campaign and the Russians accountable for the crimes that were committed during the 2016 election.

Trump has done the American people a favor by showing them who he really is. Now, it is up to them to vote to get him out.

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