Trump Times Entry 242 – Comrade Trump

Comrade Trump

July 9, 2017

This morning, in his Sunday twitter rant, the Donald told us he and Putin spoke at the G20 about collaborating on “an impenetrable Cyber Security unit”. (No shit!)

That’s right, Trump wants to work with the criminal who hacked our election on cyber security – kind of like collaborating with Nazis on religious tolerance or consulting with Rush Limbaugh on feminism, or appointing a KKK guy to Attorney General…

I suppose this latest, counter-intuitive bullshit shouldn’t surprise us. It’s just more of the same from an obvious Russian plant – our Manchurian candidate, graduated to president. His actions, from giving Putin a pass on election tampering to turning on our NATO allies suggests we no longer have an American in charge, comrades. Just a Russian dupe.

What’s a little surprising is the Republican party’s willingness to overlook Trump’s Russian fascist leanings, I suppose because he might get them the tax cuts they worship. For a while now, I’ve suspected that, on political right, greed trumps ideology – it’s good to have verification.

Two-hundred-forty-three day after the Russians stole the election Trumps wants to partner up with the guys who stole it. The republic suspects this is the first move to secure the 2020 election, a Russian Roulette campaign strategy.

Na Zdorovie,
osv

Trump Times Entry 241 – It’s Complicated

It’s Complicated

July 8, 2017

Yesterday, in fiery Hamburg Germany, the Donald and Putin finally took the time to work on their relationship.

Sure, Putin’s been a little disappointed with how Trump has squandered, not appreciated, that gift Vladimir gave him last fall – true, it wasn’t the Hope Diamond, but stealing hope can be just as expensive, comrade.

And the Donald has a point in that Putin could have been way more careful about covering his tracks; yeah, in Russia if someone asks too many questions a guy can just cross ’em  off, but not in the USA. Here, time and money must be spent suppressing and spinning the stories – without killing journalists. (So unfair.)

So, both have grievances and both have (minor) faults, but like any adult couple in a LTR, they’re working on it. After all, there’s a world waiting to be carved up. Who gets what and when is never as intuitively obvious as would first appear. Hence, not re-litigating the past, but agreeing to disagree and moving forward with the relationship is the best for everyone – at least according Secretary of State and family counselor, Rex Tillerson.

Yup, two-hundred-forty-two days ago Vladimir gave the Donald something very special, and up until yesterday Trump hadn’t even bothered to say thank you. The republic suspects that this pairing of type A personalities will continue to have problems, and while they’re certainly entitled to their own choices, we all wish they’d leave the rest of us out it. We can’t choose sides since we dislike them both, equally.

Get a room,
osv

Trump Times Entry 241 – Baby Steps

Baby Steps

July 7, 2017

They’re rioting in the streets at the G20 in Hamburg as the Donald and Putin arrive to talk deal.

Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s Trump, has been lobbing missiles into the Sea of Japan. So, the US State Department thought it looked like fun and joined in – once again proving ours are bigger than theirs.

The Donald has been twitter raging about last fall’s DNC email hack – claiming it’s the hot topic at G20 parties. Though, why anyone at the G20 would have interest in that old news (other than Trump) is a mystery.

The Donald spoke in Poland yesterday, where he took the opportunity to verbally assault American media, previous leadership and intelligence communities. While, he grudgingly stated that the Russians may have been among those who hacked the American election last year, he seemed unconvinced.

Later today Trump will meet one-on-one with his man Putin. Office pools are forming as I speak, where sporting people get to wager on what secrets the Donald will inadvertently reveal during the meeting. (I’m laying down twenty dollars on naval deployment locations. Yeah, I know, he already did that once, but why not again?)

On the other hand, when I awoke this morning and looked at my iPhone, I found we made it through another night (night 241 since Putin gifted the election to Trump) without Trump dragging us into World War Three.

The republic is grateful for that – baby steps.

In Peace and Justice,
osv