Everyone has a breaking point. Each day more people reach the point, even if they had supported Donald Trump from the beginning, at which they say enough is enough. It appears that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have reached that point on Trump. As Palmer Report previously asked, is Putin getting everything he wants out of Trump? Based on recent developments in Moscow, it seems that Putin may be getting ready to bail on his massive investment in Trump.
Since the Treason Summit in Helsinki, Russian state media has been discussing Trump’s “deference toward Putin with a mix of concern, pity and ridicule, none of which could have been uttered without the Kremlin’s approval.” Despite being in the minority, Democrats in Congress have succeeded in several ways to impede Putin’s ultimate goals. According to Julia Davis, an expert in Russian propaganda with the Atlantic Council’s Disinformation Portal, Putin is “growing very frustrated because there’s so many controls that are being placed on” Trump by Congress in the form of sanctions, military aid to Ukraine, and an upgrade to America’s military and nuclear arsenal.
When Putin agreed to steal the election for Trump, the agreement was that the Magnitsky Act would be reversed and sanctions on Russian oligarchs would be lifted. Thanks to a veto-proof sanctions bill passed by Congress, Russian sanctions have actually increased. With the announcement on Friday that Putin was requesting another meeting with Trump, this time in Moscow, Trump must be dreading having to meet again so soon with his boss.
In a recent tweet from Davis, she quotes a Russian state television host saying, “It is very bizarre, you can’t bash your own country like that – especially when you’re the President. When Trump says our relations are bad because of American foolishness and stupidity, he really smells like an agent of the Kremlin.” With Russian media openly discussing Trump “as weak and incompetent and just pretty much a clown,” he must realize how dissatisfied Putin is with him. This could explain Trump’s recent Twitter rants and unhinged behavior, even worse than what we have come to expect. As Davis predicts the Kremlin’s reaction to further disappointment with Trump, “If he goes down, I expect they would not skip a beat. They would jump in to help finish him off.”
I’m a ceramic engineer living in Central New York, avid sports fan but find myself more interested in politics lately.