What's new
US Message Board 🦅 Political Discussion Forum

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

25 times Trump was soft on Russia

Redfish

Diamond Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2013
Messages
44,242
Reaction score
7,326
Points
1,870
Location
The Big Easy
Ha ha
When Trump left office the unemployment rate had climbed back up to 6.3%. Hey dufus, you don’t get credit for low unemployment if it doesn’t stay down. Trump recession. Since Biden took over, it was one of the fastest recoveries EVER.
do you have a 401 or money in the market? Do you but gasoline? Do you buy food? Recovery?????? are you fuckin crazy?
 

Redfish

Diamond Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2013
Messages
44,242
Reaction score
7,326
Points
1,870
Location
The Big Easy
so you can't say why they were indicted? It's nothing related to Trump, and why you won't list them. Too fking funny.
this dog gas clown is a dem/lib lie repeater, I am going to ignore the asshole, you might consider doing the same.
 

jc456

Diamond Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2013
Messages
114,704
Reaction score
19,385
Points
2,180
this dog gas clown is a dem/lib lie repeater, I am going to ignore the asshole, you might consider doing the same.
ahh, he's a lot of fun. He lives out of a can and doesn't see the world.
 

jc456

Diamond Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2013
Messages
114,704
Reaction score
19,385
Points
2,180
What is it, your finger doesn’t work…..and those are ONLY THE LISTING AS OF 2021. How stupid can you Humpers be you can’t even touch a link. This is hilarious.
nothing related to trump or russia or any other fantasy concocted by the demofks. Nope. rigged jurisdictions.
 

Redfish

Diamond Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2013
Messages
44,242
Reaction score
7,326
Points
1,870
Location
The Big Easy
ahh, he's a lot of fun. He lives out of a can and doesn't see the world.
yes, these idiots are fun for a while then their lies get old and tiring. its really sad that so many americans have their heads up their asses.
 

jc456

Diamond Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2013
Messages
114,704
Reaction score
19,385
Points
2,180
yes, these idiots are fun for a while then their lies get old and tiring. its really sad that so many americans have their heads up their asses.
But that's all they ever have is lies, there is never truth to their stories. It's why they never document them. heaven fking forbid they have to actually say what happened. No russian collusion, no Jan 6th insurrection, nothing other than making life uncomfortable for Trump, and where they have been successful there, they haven't swayed anyone in their propaganda make believe.

All day everyday baby!!!!! they are such suck wienies. The tit of the demofk is one wore out titty
 

Dagosa

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2012
Messages
6,341
Reaction score
1,668
Points
198
nothing related to trump or russia or any other fantasy concocted by the demofks. Nope. rigged jurisdictions.
You can’t read either. Wtf is your problem. Can’t understand links ?
 

Dagosa

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2012
Messages
6,341
Reaction score
1,668
Points
198
what criminal activity? be specific and cite the statutes that you claim were violated and who did it and when. Or STFU and stop lying.
Seriously, how long have you been computer illiterate ? Do you know what a link is ? Do you have fingers ? Blink twice for yes, once for no.
 

Redfish

Diamond Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2013
Messages
44,242
Reaction score
7,326
Points
1,870
Location
The Big Easy
Seriously, how long have you been computer illiterate ? Do you know what a link is ? Do you have fingers ? Blink twice for yes, once for no.
so you believe everything that's posted on the internet? Really? are you that stupid?
 

Dagosa

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2012
Messages
6,341
Reaction score
1,668
Points
198
so you believe everything that's posted on the internet? Really? are you that stupid?
Are you that stupid to believe nothing posted on the internet is true. I can give you thousands of sources that are reliable bozo.
 

bripat9643

Diamond Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2011
Messages
155,746
Reaction score
39,326
Points
2,180
Are you that stupid to believe nothing posted on the internet is true. I can give you thousands of sources that are reliable bozo.
Not prog sites about politics.
 

Dagosa

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2012
Messages
6,341
Reaction score
1,668
Points
198
Not prog sites about politics.
Idiot. That’s because only progressive sites like 3400 universities, gov agencies and all the major institutions are Progressive ? You are a piece of work.
 

Redfish

Diamond Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2013
Messages
44,242
Reaction score
7,326
Points
1,870
Location
The Big Easy
Idiot. That’s because only progressive sites like 3400 universities, gov agencies and all the major institutions are Progressive ? You are a piece of work.
the majority of them are left wing propaganda sites, you are really stupid if you don't know that, sonny!
 

Redfish

Diamond Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2013
Messages
44,242
Reaction score
7,326
Points
1,870
Location
The Big Easy
Are you that stupid to believe nothing posted on the internet is true. I can give you thousands of sources that are reliable bozo.
there is some truth on the internet, as well as a lot of lies and propaganda. sorting it out is what intelligent people do, unlike morons like you who believe whatever your masters tell you to believe.
 

bripat9643

Diamond Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2011
Messages
155,746
Reaction score
39,326
Points
2,180
Idiot. That’s because only progressive sites like 3400 universities, gov agencies and all the major institutions are Progressive ? You are a piece of work.
Only progressive sites are progressive?

And you call me "a piece of work?"

Everyone sucking on the government tit is progressive? I can't understand why someone who feeds on government would support an ideology that worships government.
 
Last edited:

Blackrook

Platinum Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2014
Messages
20,627
Reaction score
9,922
Points
940

25 times Trump was soft on Russia​

Analysis by Marshall Cohen, CNN
Updated 10:29 AM ET, Sun November 17, 2019

(CNN)President Donald Trump has an Achilles' heel when it comes to Russia.
Over the years, he's made no secret that he has a soft spot for the country and its authoritarian leader, President Vladimir Putin. Trump has proved that he is willing to reject widely held US foreign policy views and align himself with the Kremlin on everything from Russian interference in US elections to the war in Syria.
Trump's ties to Russians were so concerning that the FBI believed there was good reason to investigate potential collusion between his 2016 campaign and the Kremlin. Counterintelligence investigators also examined whether Trump himself was somehow a Russian asset. (Special counsel Robert Mueller did not establish a criminal conspiracy of collusion.)
In Trump's eyes, these allegations are proof of a conspiracy against him by Democratic lawmakers and other "deep state" enemies in the US government. He bombastically declared last year, "There's never been a president as tough on Russia as I have been."
But that claim is simply false, based on Trump's actions over the last few years. Here's a full breakdown of 25 occasions when Trump was soft on Russia or gave Putin a boost.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump talk during a bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019. 's President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump talk during a bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019.


Russia's President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump talk during a bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019.

Trump has repeatedly praised Putin​

While he was a private citizen, during his 2016 campaign and throughout his presidency, Trump has showered Putin with praise. He said Putin was "so nice," he called Putin a "strong leader" and said Putin has done "a really great job outsmarting our country." Trump also claimed he'd "get along very well" with Putin. Few, if any, Western leaders have echoed these comments.

Trump hired Manafort to run his campaign​

Trump raised eyebrows in spring 2016 when he hired GOP operative Paul Manafort to run his presidential campaign. Manafort spent a decade working for pro-Russian politicians and parties in Ukraine and cultivated close relationships with Putin-friendly oligarchs. Manafort is currently in prison for, among other things, evading taxes on the $60 million he made from his Ukraine consulting.

Trump suggested Russia can keep Crimea​

Trump said Putin did "an amazing job of taking the mantle" when Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. During the presidential campaign, Trump broke with US policy and suggested he was OK if Russia kept the Ukrainian territory. He repeated a Kremlin talking point, saying, "The people of Crimea, from what I've heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were."

Trump's team softened the GOP platform on Ukraine​

Ahead of the 2016 Republican National Convention, Trump campaign aides blocked language from the party platform that called for the US government to send lethal weapons to Ukraine for its war against Russian proxies. Mueller investigated this for potential collusion but determined the change was not made "at the behest" of Russia. (The Trump administration ultimately gave lethal arms and anti-tank weapons to the Ukrainian military.)

Trump made light of Russian hacking​

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Trump cast doubt on the US government assessment that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman. At a news conference in July 2016, he even asked Russia to hack more, saying, "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,"

Trump denied that Russia interfered in 2016​

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department and the Senate Intelligence Committee all confirmed that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help Trump. But Trump has repeatedly rejected this view, and publicly sided with Putin at the Helsinki summit in 2018, saying he accepted Putin's denials.

Trump transition undermined Russian sanctions​

After the election, the Trump transition team asked Russia not to retaliate against new US sanctions imposed by then-President Barack Obama. The sanctions were meant to punish Russia for interfering in the election, but then-Trump aide Michael Flynn asked the Russian ambassador not to escalate the situation so they could have a good relationship once Trump took over.

Trump was open to lifting Russian sanctions​

Days before his inauguration, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he was open to lifting sanctions on Russia. He said: "If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody's doing some really great things?" Putin has tried for years to persuade the US and European countries to end crippling sanctions on Russia's economy.

Trump refused to say Putin is a killer​

Bucking other US leaders, Trump has dismissed credible allegations that Putin uses violence against his opponents. Trump said in 2015, "I think it would be despicable if that took place, but I haven't seen any evidence that he killed anybody, in terms of reporters." Asked again in February 2017, Trump deflected, saying, "There are a lot of killers. Do you think our country is so innocent?"

Trump mulled giving spy compounds to Russia​

The Washington Post reported in May 2017 that the Trump administration considered returning two diplomatic compounds to Russia. The Obama administration expelled Russian diplomats and seized the compounds in New York and Maryland after the 2016 election, claiming they were used for "intelligence" purposes. The compounds were never returned to Russia.

Trump gave Russia classified intelligence​

President Trump with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office


President Trump with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office
In a shocking move during the early months of his presidency, Trump shared highly classified intelligence with two senior Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting in May 2017. The intelligence, which was about ISIS, was sensitive enough that it could have exposed a vulnerable source. The unplanned disclosure by Trump rattled even many of his Republican allies.

Trump was reluctant to sign Russian sanctions​

Lawmakers passed a bipartisan bill in July 2017 imposing new sanctions against Russia, even though Trump administration officials reportedly tried to water down the language. Trump reluctantly signed the bill, but said the new law contained "clearly unconstitutional provisions." Trump had little choice in the matter because the bill had passed with veto-proof majorities. (The Treasury Department followed up with several rounds of hard-hitting sanctions.)

Trump thanked Putin for expelling US diplomats​

Trump thanked Putin for expelling hundreds of US diplomats from Russia in August 2017, saying, "I want to thank him because we're trying to cut down our payroll." Putin kicked out the officials to retaliate for US sanctions. Trump's view conflicted with the State Department, which said the mass expulsion was "uncalled for." (Trump later said he was being sarcastic.)

Trump criticized and alienated NATO allies​

Trump has repeatedly attacked NATO, aligning himself with Putin, who wants to weaken the alliance. Trump said NATO was "obsolete," rattling European leaders. At his first NATO summit, Trump scolded other countries for not spending enough on defense and declined to commit to NATO's mutual defense pledge. (Trump later said he supported the mutual defense provision.)

Trump eased sanctions on Deripaska​

In January 2019, the Trump administration lifted sanctions on three Russian companies tied to Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with close ties to Putin. The Treasury Department had sanctioned Deripaska and the companies over his support for Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a bipartisan rebuke, 11 Senate Republicans supported a Democratic resolution calling for the sanctions to remain.

Trump congratulated Putin on his sham election​

Ignoring the advice of several top national security aides, Trump congratulated Putin on his March 2018 reelection victory. Putin got 77% of the vote, but Western observers declared that the election "lacked genuine competition" and took place in an "overly controlled legal and political environment." Trump's critics said he had given the election legitimacy it did not deserve.

Trump defended USSR invasion of Afghanistan​

During a January 2019 Cabinet meeting, Trump defended the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. He said the Soviet Union "was right" to invade in 1979 because "terrorists were going into Russia." The comments puzzled many observers, who noted that the Soviets invaded to bolster a communist government and the US had backed Afghan militants who fought the Soviets.

Trump praised pro-Russian leaders in Europe​

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on May 13, 2019.'s Prime Minister Viktor Orban and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on May 13, 2019.


Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on May 13, 2019.
On several occasions, Trump has praised controversial far-right European leaders who have been shunned by most US officials because of their close ties to Putin. Trump met at the White House with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a top Kremlin ally. He praised the campaign of French politician Marine Le Pen, whose party previously got millions from a Russian bank.

Trump didn't publicly condemn Russian attack​

According to congressional testimony, Trump declined to publicly condemn a Russian attack against Ukrainian military vessels in November 2018, even though the State Department prepared a statement for him. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized Russia's "dangerous escalation." The White House didn't say anything, but Trump canceled a meeting with Putin.

Trump wanted to let Russia back in the G7​

Breaking with American allies, Trump repeatedly called for Russia to be invited back into the Group of Seven. Russia was suspended from the working group of leading industrial nations in 2014 after Putin annexed Crimea. At this year's G7 summit in France, Trump pressed the other leaders to include Russia next year. They balked at the request, which would have been a huge benefit to Putin without any concessions.

Trump's Syria withdrawal gave Putin a boost​

Trump announced in October 2019 that US troops were withdrawing from northern Syria. The abrupt move cleared the way for Turkey to conquer territories previously controlled by the US and allied Kurdish militias. It also gave Russia a golden opportunity to expand its influence and swiftly take over abandoned US outposts and checkpoints. Trump's move was a boon for Putin.

Trump repeated Kremlin talking points on ISIS​

After announcing the Syria withdrawal, Trump repeated Kremlin talking points about ISIS. He said, "Russia hates ISIS as much as the United States does" and that they are equal partners in the fight. But Trump's comments don't reflect the reality on the ground: Since intervening in Syria in 2015, the Russian military has focused its airstrikes on anti-government rebels, not ISIS.
President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018.  Full credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images's President Vladimir Putin attend a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018.  Full credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images


President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. Full credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Trump spread Russian myths about Ukraine​

Over the past two months, Trump has said many false things about Ukraine that align with Russian disinformation about the country. This includes claims of uncontrollable corruption, improper ties between Ukrainian officials and the Obama administration, and allegations that Ukraine meddled in US elections. This helps Putin's goal of destabilizing US-Ukraine relations.

Trump temporarily froze US aid for Ukraine​

As the impeachment inquiry has revealed, Trump personally froze $391 million in US military and security assistance for Ukraine in mid-2019. US diplomats said Ukraine desperately needed the help for its war against Russian proxies. Previously, the Trump administration had slow-walked sales of anti-tank missiles to Ukraine because of concerns it would upset Russia, according to a State Department official.

Trump considered visiting Putin on Russian soil​

Trump said last week that he is thinking about visiting Russia, at Putin's invitation, to attend a military parade next year. The US government has repeatedly called out Russia's aggressive moves around the world, so a visit from a sitting US president would be highly unusual. Obama made the last visit in 2013, when relations were warmer, before Russia invaded Ukraine.
Trump wanted peace. Now we have war. Congratulations asshole Democrats.
 

Dagosa

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2012
Messages
6,341
Reaction score
1,668
Points
198
Only progressive sites are progressive?

And you call me "a piece of work?"

Everyone sucking on the government tit is progressive? I can't understand why someone who feeds on government would support an ideology that worships government.
Really ? The tax fee Fortune 500 countries aren’t progressive.

No one got more tax breaks then gop donors. The biggest tit suckers are republicans. They want everything for nothing. .

How about all the fking red states getting all the aid.
 

MinTrut

Diamond Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2021
Messages
5,258
Reaction score
3,756
Points
1,938
So the alternative is WWIII where millions and millions will die?
Democrats LOVE war/rape/mayhem/slaughter - it's their catnip.
 

bripat9643

Diamond Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2011
Messages
155,746
Reaction score
39,326
Points
2,180
Really ? The tax fee Fortune 500 countries aren’t progressive.

No one got more tax breaks then gop donors. The biggest tit suckers are republicans. They want everything for nothing. .

How about all the fking red states getting all the aid.
The fortune 500 are corporations, not countries, you fucking moron. m Just one more thing you are totally ignorant about.
 

Dagosa

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2012
Messages
6,341
Reaction score
1,668
Points
198
The fortune 500 are corporations, not countries, you fucking moron. m Just one more thing you are totally ignorant about..
You brainless buffoon.

Idiot , they compose the most wealthy segment of the population IN THIS COUNTRY due to the GOP tax cuts and loopholes.


Thanks to gifts from the Trump tax cuts, the richest 400 families have 11% of the world’s wealth, more then that of the bottom 150 million in the US. You’re an ass hole
 

USMB Server Goals

Total amount
$145.00
Goal
$350.00

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top