Just what, exactly, is going on between Donald Trump and Russia/Vladimir Putin?
Earlier today, the official Donald Trump Twitter account changed its banner to a picture of Trump and all his cronies with this written underneath it:
Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is “no evidence” of collusion w/ Russia and Trump.
Shortly thereafter, the tweet had mysteriously vanished, with no explanation. No rhyme or reason. Nothing. Poof.
It seems that, as the days roll on, it is becoming abundantly clear that Mr. Trump is getting very, very nervous about Russia.
What I find most surprising—and insane—about all this is Trump’s insistence that he’s not Putin’s own personal puppet, when Trump’s actions show he has been following Putin’s own despotic playbook by relentlessly attacking the media.
I am no scholar. I try as best as I can to have no airs or pretensions about myself. But I have always been fascinated by history, especially American history. I have devoured countless books about American presidents throughout the history of this nation, and I have never once read of a President of the United States, be they Democrat or Republican, attacking the 1st Amendment with such ferocity and consistency as Trump does.
These tweets are from today, mind you. Trump frequently attacks the media with disconcerting, eyebrow-rasing regularity.
From the United States’ constitution:
The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext, infringed. The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable....
If I were to interview Trump tomorrow—and I’d love to, it’d be a dream come true to engage in a Frost/Nixon debate with this madman—I would ask Trump, right away, why he attacks the media so relentlessly, this “fake media” that the Constitution deems a “bulwark of liberty”? In one breath, the President of the United States disavows any connection between himself and Vladimir Putin. Yet in his next breath, he’s acting like a dictator-in-the-making, very Putinesque, by attacking the press, something, again, the Constitution praises as integral to true liberty.
But back to that word again, “Bulwark,” whose meaning is “a defensive wall,” according to all dictionaries.
Donnie Boy is obsessed with walls. He wants to build one on the American/Mexican border. But he wants to tear down another structure: That is the very foundation of freedom of speech.
Sounds like Putin’s hand puppet to me...