Be­ware of Rus­sia

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

Don­ald Trump’s adu­la­tion of Vladimir Putin would be com­i­cal it weren’t so dan­ger­ous. Trump’s in­cred­i­ble nar­cis­sism and need for ado­ra­tion are on full dis­play with his fawn­ing and child­ish com­ments about Putin. “If he says great things about me, I’m go­ing to say great things about him.” Re­ally? “I think he’s go­ing to re­spect your pres­i­dent, if I’m elected. And I hope he likes me.” Se­ri­ously? And this clas­sic, where he en­cour­ages Rus­sia to hack into our email sys­tem: “Rus­sia, if you’re lis­ten­ing, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are miss­ing.” Well, they were lis­ten­ing, be­cause they just hacked into the med­i­cal records of our Olympic ath­letes. Putin is no fool, but Trump is, and Putin knows it. Putin has ma­nip­u­lated and used him, by sim­ple flat­tery, to praise and pro­mote his (Putin’s) strength as a leader and his for­eign pol­icy ob­jec­tives, in­clud­ing weak­en­ing or de­stroy­ing NATO, den­i­grat­ing Amer­ica as a world power and cast­ing doubt on demo­cratic in­sti­tu­tions. If, God for­bid, Trump were to win the elec­tion, we might very well be­come the United States of the Soviet So­cial­ist Repub­lic.

Sally Schofield, Ch­e­sa­peake Beach

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