The worst kept secret which President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t want the public to know is about his political rise which has been his closely tied to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Trump has flip-flopped numerous times regarding how well he knows Putin. In his latest volley into the frightening Trump took to Twitter to praise Putin’s opinion on Hillary Clinton’s shocking presidential defeat.
During an interview with MSNBC back in November 2013 Trump stated he had a relationship with Putin, “I do have a relationship, and I can tell you that he’s very interested in what we’re doing here today. He’s probably very interested in what you and I am saying today, and I’m sure he’s going to be seeing it in some form.” Later in May of 2014 during an address to the National Press Club Trump said, “I was in Moscow recently and I spoke, indirectly and directly, with President Putin, who could not have been nicer, and we had a tremendous success.” Imagine that, Putin was nice to Trump. A dictator recognizes another dictator, especially one which the crafty Putin knows he could flatter and cajole to do his bidding. Then during the heat of the presidential election Trump shamelessly changed his tune in July 2016. He was asked, “What exactly is your relationship with Vladimir Putin?” Trump responded without batting an eyelash, “I have no relationship to — with him. I have no relationship with him.” Unfortunately the American people bought this garbage.
Now that the election has been won Trump has made little effort to disguise his true intentions. Trump tweeted gushing praise for Putin’s recent comments about Democrats losing the election:
Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: “In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity.” So true!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2016
For either Trump or Putin to discuss losing with dignity is revolting. Trump previously stated he would not accept the election results, and now he says it is “so true” after the CIA released a report which showed Russia employed hackers to help Trump steal the election? The FBI concurred with the CIA’s findings. In what backward contortionist Twilight Zone of a world is any of this considered acceptable?
Furthermore Trump’s coziness with Putin signals horrendous times ahead for the people of the United States. The vast majority of the Republican electorate has no issue with this disgusting relationship — in fact they celebrate it because their hatred towards liberals is so blind they’d rather the Russians have power. Trump is a neophyte politician, and Putin his now his mentor whispering in his ear. For this type of hand holding between the two to continue any further is a disgrace to the American republic.
Watch Trump’s flip-flop on his relationship with Putin:
Lou Colagiovanni is an investigative journalist living in Las Vegas who specializes in politics and crime. His work has been highlighted all over the world and he is regularly featured on television and radio.