Some days, it really is like living in an episode of the Twilight Zone. America as we know it was canceled that fateful day in November 2016, when Russia successfully installed Donald Trump into the American presidency. In the twenty months that followed, Vladimir Putin has already gotten his money’s worth out of Trump. Trump has enraged America’s oldest allies. NATO has been weakened. Putin can do whatever he wants in the Middle East and Eastern Europe with no consequences. Trump regularly sells out American interests to further Putin’s goals. None of this is surprising anymore.
The Helsinki summit was dubbed the Treason Summit for good reason, because Trump and his people have committed treason with every breath they’ve taken in the past two years. The summit was a barely-veiled cover for a Russian dictator and handler meeting with one of his most valuable assets. If you can handle it, just watch a few minutes of the dual press conference from Putin and Trump:
What’s remarkable, to me, is not that Trump was so flagrant in his treason, so openly a traitor. What’s remarkable is that people had the audacity to act SHOCKED! So shocking, who could have ever foreseen that Trump would behave like Putin’s lackey, his lap-dog, his puppet? But Her Emails told us, remember? But her emails, which were hacked by Russian operatives at Trump’s public request. Anderson Cooper is getting a lot of credit for calling this what it was: disgraceful.
Suddenly, honest-to-God congressional Republicans were SUPER SURPRISED that all of this treason just now started happening! They couldn’t issue statements fast enough! James Comey’s statement is especially rage-inducing.
This was the day an American president stood on foreign soil next to a murderous lying thug and refused to back his own country. Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president.
— James Comey (@Comey) July 16, 2018
My statement on today's summit in Helsinki. pic.twitter.com/WSxFGDKMau
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 16, 2018
Today’s press conference in #Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 16, 2018
Paul Ryan’s statement. pic.twitter.com/j5doFcTZ1S
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 16, 2018
Paul Ryan is such a douche, my God. I hate to say this though, but Speaker Ryan said more about this than Rand Paul, who apparently lost his friggin’ mind live on CNN as he defended Trump and Putin. So… now we know the Russians have sh-t on Rand Paul.
Damn. Wolf Blitzer is calling Rand Paul out for defending Trump’s un-American defense of Putin today. pic.twitter.com/3T6gkG0n9h
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) July 16, 2018
So, what do you make of this horrible and SHOCKING turn of events? Eh.
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