Countless things over his life time should have prevented Trump from even running for president. Once he started running, the deplorable things that he did should prevented him from winning the nomination and then the election. Now he has won, and Donald Trump has betrayed the United States of America and he must be impeached.
The warning signs have always been there. I just did not want to believe them. Trump’s continuous praise of Putin and other dictators over the decades should have been a sign. His statements trying to discredit the media should have been a warning sign. The fact that he has tweeted about Russia in a positive light over 150 times probably should have been a sign.
When I wrote 73 links between Trump and Russia, I still refused to see it. When I read Scott Dworkins report on the Democratic Coalition, I still refused to see it. When Trump talked about how he might defund the United Nations and NATO, which would help Russia, I refused to see it.
Excusing all the rumors about his visits to Russia, let us look at just a few bits of evidence.
1. Roger Stone, one of Trumps closest allies admitted in October that he has ties to Wikileaks. Story here.
2. Wikileaks has no issues helping Putin do his bidding. per vox.
4. Despite In Depth Reporting on the subject by places like the New York Times, Trump continues to criticize the intelligence community.
5. Apparently Russian Crime bosses bailed a Bankrupt Trump out, funneling dirty money to him.
Finally, as the Intelligence report loomed, Trump accused the agencies of pushing the release back when it was always scheduled for that date. In the days leading up to the report, he criticized them and was in denial of such a thing. Then, the Intelligence community released its 25 page report stating that Russia engaged in an influence campaign to get Trump elected.
This should have been enough for anyone. They did not hack our voting systems, but they certainly spent millions of dollars on a propaganda war to influence people to vote for Trump. Instead, his first reaction is to call out his opponents for Gross negligence. He went to sleep, and then he started praising Russia and saying that only “stupid” people would oppose having a better relationship with them. Queue two weeks of stories linking Trump to the Russians.
The President-Elect of the United States of America, after seeing plenty of evidence that the Russian Federation and its propaganda outlets waged an influence campaign to get him elected reacted by praising them and calling for better relations with them, while criticizing anyone who disagrees as Stupid.
Now, Trump has called to Defund the United Nations. He gave an interview in Germany in which he calls NATO Obsolete, predicts that the EU will fall, and says he doesn’t care one way or another. These are our greatest allies. Without the EU and NATO, Eastern Europe will fall under an expansionist Putin who has already managed to influence our election, get Pro-Putin leadership elected in Moldova and Bulgaria, partner with Iran and Turkey to split Syria up, dredge up issues between Serbia and Kosovo, and terrify Poland, Finland, and the Baltic states. If we choose to lower sanctions on Russia, which Trump is open to, his Secretary of State Rex Tillersons friends will profit tremendously.
Donald Trump has sold out this country. He has willingly surrendered the sovereignty of the United States of America to our greatest geopolitical foe and a large portion of his supporters are defending it. Donald Trump has betrayed this country. He is not my president. He never will be my president.
I am calling on all the decent people in his administration to resign effective immediately. If you do not do this, you are complicit in this whole mess. I am calling on the United States Congress to call a special session of congress and start the impeachment process. I am asking on the military, if called on by King Trump to do something illegal, to stand down and think about what this country means to you. Everybody on the left and right should unite and think about working together to find a legal way to get rid of this treacherous criminal man before he can do much damage. We’re a great country with great people and we can fix this.
Please. Let us fix this.