It’s abundantly clear that most Republicans are more than willing to put this entire country at risk to defend someone who they damn well know isn’t fit for office, all because Donald Trump’s a member of their own political party.
Monday we found out that Trump willingly gave highly-sensitive classified intelligence to Russian officials during a recent meeting where he allowed Russia’s state-run media to attend, but barred the American press corps.
After initially denying the story was true, Trump later admitted what he had done, defending the move in, as he put it, part of the “fight against ISIS and terrorism.” Sure, that excuse plays well to the millions of sheep who are gullible enough to believe everything he says.
Except that’s not what happened. It’s likely the only reason why Trump publicly admitted this took place, after initially denying it, is people around him told him that the truth would eventually come out and it would be worse than spinning this as an intentional act to “fight against ISIS and terrorism.”
While I obviously have no way to prove that’s how it went down, being that they denied this story was true when it first broke, I can’t think of any other reason why this administration would be honest about something they initially denied.
Let’s be honest, Trump’s too stupid to have engineered some master plan to give Russians specific intelligence. He’s a buffoon who constantly says really stupid things because he’s too incompetent, egoistical, and insecure to know any better. So I don’t believe for a moment that he gave the Russians this information as part of some elaborate plan he’d been putting together to “fight terrorism.”
That means there are really only two reasons why he gave officials from Russia, a country that’s clearly not our ally, highly-sensitive intelligence that reports indicate we hadn’t even shared with some of our own allies, and neither of those reasons are good:
1. He’s a traitor: Look, it’s possible he gave Russia this information as part of some nefarious plan to betray the country. I don’t think that’s what happened here, but some have suggested it. The optics of it clearly aren’t good. While it makes for good clickbait fodder to suggest this was some sort of deliberate, treasonous ploy by Trump to give Russia information — I’m just not buying it.
If some folks want to believe that’s what happened, that’s their right to do so, but they’re giving Trump far too much credit if that’s their stance on this. To believe this was a deliberate act of treason means you have to also believe that Trump knows what he’s doing.
And I certainly don’t believe anything of the sort.
2. He’s completely incompetent and has absolutely no idea what the hell he’s doing: If you ask me, this is likely why it happened. Donald Trump is a legitimate moron. Furthermore, he’s an egotistical narcissist who constantly likes to brag, showoff to others, and is easily manipulated.
Russia knows this.
Manipulating Trump into saying something he probably shouldn’t say, because he’s too much of an imbecile to understand why he shouldn’t say it, wouldn’t be that difficult to accomplish for very intelligent Russian officials who were trying to probe him for information.
Give Trump a few compliments, get him talking about something you’re almost certain he’d want to brag about, make him feel as if you think he’s amazing, stroke his ego a little more — and you’re likely going to extract some sort of information out of him which he otherwise wouldn’t (and shouldn’t) probably tell you.
This is something I talked about long before the election when I outlined the many reasons why I feared Trump winning last November. His general depravity, sexism, racism, bigotry, and horrible policy stances aside, the number one reason why I opposed Donald Trump is because he’s completely unfit and unqualified to be the President of the United States. He’s someone who, through his sheer ignorance alone, could accidentally put this nation at risk because he’s totally clueless when it comes to practically everything vital a person in his position needs to know in order to keep this country safe.
After all, this is the same person who recently said he wasn’t aware being “president” would be so hard. If someone knew nothing else about Trump’s overwhelming lack of intelligence, or ability to understand and grasp reality, the fact that he thought being President of the United States would be easier than being a CEO, well, that’s all they’d really need to know.
But you don’t have to believe me, just ask conservative Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer who defended Trump’s disclosure of this classified intelligence to Russia by citing Trump’s incompetence, saying he’s still “unschooled” when it comes to actually knowing what he’s doing with “little” things such as… not divulging highly-classified intelligence to the Russians.
No matter how Donald Trump, the GOP, or his supporters want to spin what happened, the bottom line is, there are only two plausible excuses for why this happened — and neither of them are good.
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