Trump and his favorite czar, V. Putin (Pasadena Star News link): Because he’s such a has-been, I’ve mostly refrained from thinking about — much less commenting on — the Former Guy in recent months. Donald Trump was forced from the White House in an overwhelming electoral loss and the hope was that he would simply disappear into the swamp that is Mar-A-Lago.
I don’t watch the television shows that his stormtroopers apparently invite him on, and I don’t open the emails that he daily sends to the members of the press — why would I? It would be precisely akin to choosing to read a missive from prison from Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. The rants are of no interest to me.
Latest subject line from Swampy: “Putin is playing Biden like a drum. It is not a pretty thing to watch!” Which brings me to why I am forced to bring him up.
Because you know, the same as I do, that most American voters will not support for president a man who immediately before the Russian invasion of Ukraine described Putin’s aggression as “genius” and then added that the would-be czar of a new Soviet empire was “very savvy” for calling the troops he massed at the Ukrainian border before moving them in as “peacekeepers.”