Whose side is this na­tion’s pres­i­dent on?

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - EDITORIAL PAGE -

The link­age be­tween our pres­i­dent and Rus­sia be­comes more dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand every day.

It’s ob­vi­ous that Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has a great pref­er­ence to all things re­lated to Rus­sia. His de­meanor be­comes all the more pleas­ant and en­gag­ing when he dis­cusses Rus­sia.

Trump’s two-hour meet­ing with Putin was a sig­nif­i­cant win for Putin. Putin sim­ply de­nied hav­ing tam­pered with our 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. Trump says OK, let’s just move for­ward.

Now we learn of an­other hour meet­ing with Putin, with only a Rus­sian in­ter­preter present. Not only do we not know the con­tents of the dis­cus­sion, but even Trump does not know.

Why would our pres­i­dent do this? I be­lieve it’s be­cause of the Trump fam­ily’s di­rect in­vest­ments in Rus­sian land, busi­nesses and lever­aged ven­tures. Why not share his tax re­turns? It’s one as­pir­ing au­to­crat schmooz­ing an­other au­to­crat. Whose side is he on?

Our pres­i­dent de­scribes his leg­isla­tive plans as “ter­rific” and “tremen­dous” and “some­thing bet­ter for ev­ery­one.” Be­ware of the sales pitch with no con­tent. Be­ware, be­ware, be­ware!


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