Putin the Master Manipulator
Trump Being Played?
Well it is one of the oldest tricks in the book and truthfully it does appear that Trump is allowing Putin to manipulate and control him.
But you don’t have to take just my word for it, former CIA director John Brennan and former National Intelligence director James Clapper seem to agree with that assumption. It’s an assumption that many of us have asserted for the better part of this last year on multiple occasions.
Both men seemed to agree that “President Trump is likely being manipulated by Russian president Vladimir Putin and other foreign governments.”
I cannot disagree with that, what I am not so sure of however, is whether or not Trump is blindly being manipulated or if he actually realizes what is going on and is allowing it to happen?
It is much easier to save face in the end through all of the lies, deceit and made up stories if you were the innocent victim of a ruthless game where it could be perceived that you may have been played by others.
The reality here is that even though we all make fun of Trump’s ineptitude one really has to sit down at the end of the day and question whether or not the man is really that inept or if he himself is playing the game just as much as Putin is?
We may never know the truth about that.
Trump’s name calling, for instance he called John Brennan, James Clapper and former FBI Director James Comey, “political hacks” over the weekend, and while most of us knock him for behaving like a child, call him a moron, inept, the fact that he continues to call people names, tweet insults at anyone that he can shows a more telling tale of his mental frame of mind.
You can literally see exactly who and what he is every time he tweets or speaks off the cusp.
For all of his bragging while on his Asia trip, he may want to chill that roll back just a step or two and listen to what others are actually seeing, because he is not as well liked or respected as he’d care to believe or have any of us believe.
Just because he was treated with kindness does not mean he is in anyway respected at all. It’s politics folks, that is the black and white of it.
Trump is however known as the President of the United States that Russia got elected, and he is known as the President of the United States that is a willing partner when it comes to being played and manipulated by foreign countries.
That is precisely what Trump is known for worldwide and that does not equal respect.
Cristal M Clark