Even as additional major news outlets confirm that Donald Trump knew all along about Russia paying the Taliban to murder U.S. soldiers, Trump continues to cower. He once again sent White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany to the podium to issue his denials for him, and it went just about as poorly as possible.
McEnany was asked if Trump had a specific message for Moscow about the scandal. Her response: “No, because he has not been briefed on the matter.” Wait, he still hasn’t been briefed on the matter? This news broke on Friday. Today is Monday. Trump has found time to play multiple rounds of golf since then, but we’re supposed to believe that he hasn’t found time to be briefed on one of the ugliest scandals in American political history?
Kayleigh McEnany’s stupid answer gives away that Donald Trump is too afraid to stand up to Vladimir Putin, even verbally. Trump wants us to believe that he somehow didn’t know these murders were going on. If that were the case, then he would presumably be outraged to learn about it now, and demanding to know the real story, and insisting to Putin that it had better not be true.
We’re seeing none of that, of course, because as most of us have known for years, Donald Trump is Putin’s puppet. Trump is throwing away what little is left of his presidency for the sake of trying to protect Putin’s interests. Trump is a traitor to the end, and he’ll rot in prison like one.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report