Ted Lieu Leads the Charge As TRE45ON Trends Nationwide

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Daily exposure to Donald Trump is like a form of nerve disease. His antics cause nerve endings to become calloused, from the sensibilities being outraged day in and day out. After a while you become numb. Be that as it may, the bombshell that dropped Friday, revealing that Trump was informed in March that Vladimir Putin had a bounty on American soldiers’ lives in Afghanistan and chose to do nothing about it, got through all the scar tissue and jolted Americans. This is the worst scandal that Trump has faced and that’s saying a mouthful.

Ted Lieu is an Air Force veteran.

Trump did indeed invite Putin to the G7. And in April, Trump and Putin “issued a rare joint statement” commemorating US and Russian forces linking up in Germany during World War II, saying it was “an example of how our countries can put aside differences, build trust, and cooperate in pursuit of a greater cause,” according to Raw Story:

Two weeks later, in early May, he bragged about his efforts to forge closer ties with Russia to a gathering of Republican lawmakers, saying, “all of a sudden, we have this great friendship. And, by the way, getting along with Russia is a great thing, getting along with Putin and Russia is a great thing.” […]

There has long been speculation that Russia has some sort of kompromat on Trump. Mythical “pee tapes” aside, Trump has longstanding ties to the Russian mob dating back 30 years. Russian money poured into Trumpworld when no bank would give him a loan after his casinos went belly-up. Russian oligarchs and other members of the country’s elite have reportedly snatched up $100 million worth of his tacky properties in Florida alone. He made over $50 million on one “strange” real estate deal with Dmitry Rybolovlev, a billionaire oligarch. […]

If the Commander-in-Chief is continuing to do Russia’s bidding after being informed that they’re paying people to kill US soldiers because they could destroy him, or possibly land him in prison, that would at least be an act of self-preservation. The alternatives are pettier, and would show that not only can he be bought off, but that he can be had CHEAP.

It bears pausing here for a moment to reflect. This writer, Grant Stern, is connecting the facts that here Trump is saluting a cadet, whom he might well send to Afghanistan and his BFF Putin might well kill him — but Donald Trump didn’t connect those facts. Everywhere Trump goes as *president* and everything he does is just a photo op. He doesn’t understand the significance of any of it.

And Trump even spoke about West Point in photo op terms. He was “baking in the sun” “for hours” and he “saluted a thousand cadets. You know how hard that is?” and then of course the ten minute diatribe on the ramp, that sparked more than one satirical political video. Bottom line, Trump doesn’t care. He is in this job, not to do it, but to get the attention, and to grift. Five years ago when he ran, that was my read on it. In all this time I have seen no reason to alter that viewpoint, only confirmation that it’s correct.

Per usual, when you think Trump can’t go any lower, he proves you wrong and something more egregious yet blows up. I don’t even want to speculate what could bottom this. If the Mueller report and UkraineGate were the prelude to this outrage, I don’t want to even think about what this is the foreshadowing of.

 

 

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Independent
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Independent

Time for him to be removed

Sueann J
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Sueann J

Stick a fork in him. He’s done for sure this time. Setting up our military to be slaughtered is the ultimate betrayal.

Debra
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Debra

When I saw the picture above with tRump touching the wreath it looked to me like he was pretending to touch a woman’s breast. Nothing but a racist pig he is. I have never said the F word more in my 64 years than as I have in the last 4.

Independent
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Me too in my 77 years.

Dave
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Dave

If this allegation is correct and I would want to be absolutely sure it is, then this is an unconscionable act for a sitting president to act against his country in this manner and as stated above this is the lowest of lows for this president

Elizabeth L Jenkins
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Elizabeth L Jenkins

What really makes me angry us the fact everyone knows trump is a traitor to our people our country and yet what’s being done to stop it ? Nothing

SimonDK
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SimonDK
In the future when people talk about Trumps – “There is Benedict Arnold, obviously” “And the Trump himself.” “Well, duh.” “Do you know what they call Trumps in Europe?” “What?” “Quislings.” “I did not know that.” “Well, they used to anyway. Apparently in the UK at least, Trump is more common now. “I suppose that makes sense. Wasn’t he really enthusiastic about that whole Brexit thing and whatnot?” “Oh, yeah. They are still pretty pissed about that. Not surprising really. He basically told everyone with an English accent that they would get rich because of all the trade deals, golf… Read more »
Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

Who’s going to write a song called !
“Putin’s Puppet“ ?
Going to be a big hit ( on Trump ) !

J.M
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The silence from the right is treasonous.