10 Questions for Those Still Defending the Fact That Russia Clearly Helped Donald Trump Win

We’re now living in a time where millions of so-called “patriotic” Americans seem to care more about winning an election than our national security. Overwhelming evidence indicates that anti-American Russian dictator/president Vladimir Putin specifically took steps to hack an American political organization and presidential campaign in order to influence our election to help elect Donald Trump, and yet most Republicans couldn’t care less.

This is the “party of Reagan,” a man who’s idolized for his “tough talk” against the Soviet Union. Yet the same people who idolize Reagan don’t seem to mind that an ex-KGB agent who hates Americans did everything he could to help elect the person he wanted to become our next president?

You can’t call yourself a patriot, or claim you love this country, when you shrug off (or flat-out don’t care) that someone who’s our enemy hacked an American political organization and a presidential candidate because they wanted to influence our election.

No matter who we are or what our political leanings happen to be, we should never turn on Americans by defending actual enemies simply because doing so might help our political agenda.

If you’re a person who doesn’t care that Russia almost certainly helped elect Trump, then I’m ashamed that you’re an American. Regardless of our political ideologies, we should care about democracy that isn’t tainted by the influence of those who hate all of us, Democrat and Republican alike.

But I have a few questions for these folks who continue to deny/defend this garbage:

1. What would you be saying if intelligence officials said that the Russian government had hacked the RNC in a blatant attempt to influence our election to help Hillary Clinton win? Would you be okay with that, or would you view it entirely differently since Putin’s influence didn’t benefit your political agenda?

2. Considering Trump has:

  • Repeatedly defended Putin and Russia.
  • Praised the dictator despite the fact that it’s widely known that he’s had journalists and political rivals killed.
  • Encouraged Russian espionage against Americans.
  • Publicly cast doubt on our own intelligence officials who’ve said Russia was behind these attacks.
  • Had his second campaign manager abruptly resign after a report linked him to pro-Russian forces in Europe that had been trying to undermine U.S. policies.
  • Chose Exxon’s CEO for secretary of state, someone with close ties to Russia.
  • Refused to release his tax returns to prove he has no business ties to Russia.

How many pro-Russia links, comments or moves would Trump need to make before you start to question whether or not he’s Putin’s puppet?

3. What evidence would it take for you to finally believe that Russia did everything it could to help Trump become president?

4. To go along with #3, if Russia did help Trump get elected, do you really think Putin would have done that because he wanted to help “make America great again,” or because the sociopathic dictator knew helping him get elected was in Russia’s best interests?

5. Does it not alarm you that Trump’s defiant stance against believing our intelligence agencies is based more on the fact that these experts aren’t telling him what he wants to hear more so than any actual evidence he has that proves them wrong?

6. If Trump is so quick to bash Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mexico, China, and even NATO — then why not Russia?

7. If donations to the Clinton Foundation were “proof” that she was using her charity as a pay-for-play scheme that would have risked the national security of the United States, then what would you call Russians trying to manipulate our election to get the person Putin wanted elected put into office? Wouldn’t that be the ultimate “pay-for-play” scheme? A Russian dictator helping someone become the President of the United States? Wouldn’t that president owe him quite a lot?

8. Vladimir Putin had no respect for George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton — so why Donald Trump? Is it because Trump’s the only person dumb enough to defend an obvious tyrant who’s had rivals murdered and clearly wants to re-establish the former Soviet Union?

9. Do you not find it rather strange the Trump’s “plan for the Middle East” is basically everything that would benefit Russia? (Keep Bashar al-Assad in power, lessen U.S. influence over the region, criticize one of our strongest allies in Saudi Arabia, criticize NATO).

10. Considering that the only political organization or candidate who Wikileaks published anything on was the DNC and Hillary Clinton, don’t you find it rather strange that everything they released, and everything that happened seemingly as a result of these hacks, all helped just one person — Donald Trump, the most pro-Russian presidential candidate in U.S. history? You don’t find that remotely odd or coincidental?

While I could ask a few more, I’ll end it there.

Feel free to hit me up on Twitter or Facebook with answers or to let me know what you think.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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