Donald Trump has potentially won the Presidency of the United States, but eight days after the election has still not visited the Pentagon or sent any members of his transition team to meet with our nation’s military leaders. What he has done, however, is phone the dictator of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. This disturbing order of events was noted by legendary singer, songwriter, and actress Bette Midler, who had this dry humor to share on Twitter:
Trump took a call with Putin before he spoke to the Pentagon. When he fills out his paperwork, will he he make Putin his emergency contact?
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 19, 2016
We don’t know what was said on the call, but Trump was most likely thanking Putin for helping tilt the election in his favor by hacking the Democratic National Committee and leaking the information to the now disgraced government transparency activist group Wikileaks. Trump also was likely discussing how he’s going to drop the sanctions that are preventing Putin and his oligarch buddies from laundering money out of Russia and into “investments” in the United States and how Trump is going to look the other way when Russia commits war crimes in Syria (300 have died and over a thousand injured in the past week thanks to Russian/Assadi bombings, destroying four hospitals in the process).
Trump’s relationship to Vladimir Putin is downright treasonous. We cannot trust this man to put the interest of our country before his own wallet. This disrespect to our military leaders just confirms it.