Rachel Maddow delivered a devastating assessment of Donald Trump on Monday, stating no president in American history has betrayed the nation quite like he’s.
The MSNBC host pointed to the fact that Trump does not seem to care that his friend, Russian president Vladimir Putin, is paying to get U.S troops murdered at Afghanistan.
“The consequences of this president’s loyalties and exactly what he’s done here haven’t been more crude or more serious than this narrative about the president understanding about and dismissing the Russian authorities paying for American deaths,” Maddow explained. “It is amazing.”
“Vladimir Putin is paying to the murders of American troops,” Maddow explained. “Can the president of the United States agree to this?” Days following the report broke, we don’t understand the answer to this query. #ctl #p2 #maddow pic.twitter.com/SlpNmCUDZI
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Vladimir Putin is paying to the murders of American soldiers. Does the president of the United States agree to this? ‘Sure, Vlad! You understand, cover bounties for the deaths of Americans. I am the president. I do not mind. That is cool. Is there anything else that you may want or need from me’ I have covered federal security stuff for quite a while. I wrote a novel about civil military relations, I am fascinated by global politics of this sort. I’ve not, ever, ever find a story with the consequences that this individual has. Of all of the things, the horrible things that American presidents have done in regards to national security to serve their particular interests rather up to and including Nixon, arguably, extending the war in Vietnam since he believed it’d be better because of his election efforts. Up to and including the consequences of this president’s loyalties and exactly what he’s done here haven’t been more primitive or severe than this narrative about the president understanding about and dismissing the Russian authorities paying American deaths. It is astonishing.
Trump still has not condemned Vladimir Putin
Because this shocking tale about Russian bounties broke on Friday,” Donald Trump was in full scale damage control mode, just caring about protecting himself rather than American troops.
The White House claims that neither Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence were briefed about the issue — a highly dubious claim.
But here is what: the two Trump and Pence — and the American people — are entirely in the loop today. The cat is out of the bag about Russia’s attempts to pay money for the killing of American troops.
Nevertheless Donald Trump — a guy Vladimir Putin helped win the presidency in 2016 — refuses to condemn it.
As Rachel Maddow stated, that is astonishing — for this particular president.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has been a organizing fellow for the Two of President Obama’s presidential efforts. In addition, he worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer at 2014, assisting northeast Ohio residents acquire health insurance policy.