The Hightower Report: Look Who the Donald Is Bringing in From the Cold

Would Trump surrender our people's democratic sovereignty to Putin?

Please, people – stop denigrating Donald Trump as a foreign policy ignoramus.

After all, he's a global real estate tycoon with special insights into such U.S. adversaries as Vladimir Putin of Russia. "I got to know [Putin] very well," the Donald has assured us voters. Only, it turns out that by "very well" he meant "not at all," for the Donald later conceded that he has never actually ... you know ... met Putin.

Still, he says he has taken the measure of the dictatorial Russian president from his corporate perch atop Trump Tower, concluding admiringly that Putin is "a lot stronger than our leader, [President Obama]." Well, yes – if "stronger" means violently suppressing any opposition in his homeland, stealing billions of dollars from the Russian people for himself and his chosen oligarchs, invading Ukraine to seize the Crimean Peninsula, et cetera, et cetera.

Picky-picky-picky, says Donnie, who is so enamored of Putin that he publicly pleaded with the foreign strongman to hack into Hillary Clinton's computers in order to interfere with the USA's presidential election. "Russia," Trump called out during a July press conference, "if you're listening, I hope you're able to find [Hillary's] 30,000 emails that are missing." No need for Putin to invade and conquer the U.S., when the Clueless Donald would willingly surrender our people's democratic sovereignty to him.

Amazingly, while top Republican officials say they're horrified by Trump's twisted and traitorous invitation to Putin, they still say he should be president, shrugging off his dangerous shallowness as Donald being Donald. Imagine their scathing derision if Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton had invited Putin to intervene!

It's time for them to stop saying Trump is simply being "entertaining." After all, "Bumbling Bumpkin for President" wouldn't even make a good TV show.

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