Geesh, I wrote my last blog post the day before Trump’s private meeting with Putin and I didn’t even use a crystal ball. I enjoy watching people and trying to figure out how they operate – it’s sort of a lifelong hobby of mine. Trump’s behavior patterns leave no surprises at this point.
Here’s my next prediction: The Russians are launching a massive nuclear level information war against America using Trump as their stooge. This Helsinki summit gave them control over manipulating Trump for months to come. They will be fomenting constant chaos by churning out all the things Trump agreed to in that private meeting with Putin. Trump was massively manipulated and played, so it will be interesting to see how much of the American store Trump gave away. We don’t know what Trump agreed to in that meeting, but the Russians will be using it to inflame the ongoing domestic partisan spin war, working to destroy every last vestige of American credibility.
The Russians have all of their info war pieces in place and Trump is effectively being managed by FOX news pundits and assorted people outside of his cabinet. The trails of who manages these people likely lead back to Moscow. Trump is so easily manipulated that he will go along with just about any policy they sell him.
To demonstrate how insidious the Russian info war ops will be, let’s examine that Trump gave his first two post-summit interviews to Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. Last night Tucker Carlson led Trump into once again undercutting the very reason for NATO’s existence (mutual defense) by tossing out Montenegro as an example, positing the hypothetical as why would Americans want to send their sons and daughters to defend Montenegro. Trump took that bait, insulted the people of Montenegro and once again questioned the mission of NATO.
Trump seemed prepared for the Montenegro example, so it’s obvious someone had talked to him about this ahead of time. He walked into that interview and was deliberately set-up. That foreign operators are working within FOX News sure seems obvious at this point.
This afternoon we learn that Trump discussed allowing the Russians to question a former US ambassador to Russia. Although Sarah Sanders did not have details, she did confirm that Putin and Trump discussed that topic. That Trump didn’t automatically dismiss that or tell Putin that the US is never going to hand over a US diplomat for questioning, boggles the mind. Why would any American president even entertain that suggestion from the Russians???
Tom Ricks wrote a short commentary about Trump turning away from the generals and now relying on FOX News. Ricks said:
“So, in the long run, I think the generals will be remembered as emblematic of Trump’s first screwy year, when as the estimable Maggie Haberman observes, Trump was new and scared. By contrast, Trump nowadays feels he understand the job and is doing magnificently if only people would stop probing his past crimes. So he has turned away from the generals and instead is stocking his staff with people he has watched on Fox News.”
A few photo ops with American troops and road show rallies won’t spin Trump past this one, because this isn’t the Dem/mainstream media spin machine against Trump. This is the Russians launching a nuclear level info war attack and they have handlers in place, who have not only the American president’s ear… they likely taped that entire meeting with Trump.
While the left still is obsessing over pee tapes, perhaps we all need to be worrying about what Trump, trying to impress a strongman he admires, agreed to.