It was ridiculous and diminished the prestige of America, when Hillary Clinton went to Russia with her infamous Reset Button. But this new stuff from the Donald Trump Train is more egregiously a sell out to Vladimir Putin than anything the Barack Obama administration ever did!
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at Kultaranta summer residence in Naantali, Finland, Friday, July 1, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Finland on his first trip to the European Union since the British vote to leave the bloc. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Statements by Donald Trump and his surrogate Newt Gingrich make it clear that Trump intends to sell out our liberty-loving eastern European allies, to the fascists of Russia:
“The Russians aren’t going to necessarily come across the [Estonian] border militarily,” Gingrich said. “The Russians will do what they did in Ukraine. 40% of Estonia is Russian. They’re suddenly going to say they’re being mistreated. They’re going to have a militia. I’m not sure I would risk a nuclear war over some place which is the suburbs of St Petersburg.”
Trump himself put caveats on fulfilling NATO obligations:
“If they fulfil their obligations to us, the answer is yes,” he then added, without specifying which “obligations” he exactly had in mind.
This is alarming stuff. So much so that the President of Estonia sent off a set of rapid fire Tweets, explaining that his nation does uphold its NATO obligations, including to stick up for the United States in Afghanistan:
Estonia is 1 of 5 NATO allies in Europe to meet its 2% def expenditures commitment. Fought, with no caveats, in NATO's sole Art 5 op. in Afg
— toomas hendrik ilves (@IlvesToomas) July 21, 2016
Donald Trump is too erratic and too much in the pockets of the Russians to be allowed to be President. He’s the only “Republican” worse than Hillary!