There is precedence here.
It was a mere 15 years ago that another Republican president gave his personal appraisal of Russian dictator Vlad Putin: George W. said he looked into Vlad’s eyes and saw his soul and saw that it was good. That Vlad The Impaler was, for the record: “trustworthy.”
“George, George, George.” Or so his father, H.W. was constantly heard to mutter.
Now we have The Great Imposter Trump glowingly declaring Putin is “very smart.”
Well, compared to GI Trump, we must agree. On the intelligence meter Putin wins hands down against ol’ cotton brains.
First, Putin is a leader who has built his empire on top of his state’s extensive intelligence bureaus. Heck, Putin was brought up as an intelligence agent in the old KGB. When it comes to subterfuge and the effective use of intelligence in the exercise of power Putin is unrivaled in modern history.
GI Trump? He is so scared of the US intelligence agencies that he’s refused to meet with them. He has gone on record repeatedly refuting the authenticity of the intelligence agencies.
Can you see Vlad Putin in Moscow licking his lips at what a sucker he’s going to be dealing with?
He’s like LeBron James knowing he’s going 1-on-1 against a pimply-faced middle-schooler.
Vladimir Putin is a master.
He supplied a guided missile that shot down Malaysia Air Flight 17 in the Ukraine killing almost 300 civilians. And nothing happened.
He kills his personal and political enemies using hitmen. And nothing happens.
He controls the media in Russia, controls the economy, controls politics, when he wants to stay in power he changes the rules for term limits.
And now, when he wants to control an American president, he plays him like a puddin’head fiddle.
And the Great Imposter, Trump, trumpets out tweets that are music to a dictator’s ears.
No. There is no precedence.
An American head of state has never sold the soul of this Republic to a dictator. Especially one as corrupt and murderous and dangerous to the world order as Putin.
And every other leader of civilized countries in this world agree.
Except for this incoming Imposter Trump.