It would be so easy to write off Donald Trump as a figurehead of the Russian government. Back in the 80’s there was a TV miniseries titled Amerika. Amerika was about the United States after a bloodless takeover engineered by the Soviet Union (IMDb). For Russia to take over the United States via Trump; that is a conspiracy theorist’s greatest dream. Unfortunately everything points to that being just as fictional as Amerika the miniseries. What appears to be the current reality is a tad bit more sinister.
Donald Trump believes in winning at all costs. You can see it in the trail of destruction left behind after business “wins”. Such destruction includes unpaid debts to:
- A cabinet builder contracted for Harrah’s Trump Plaza in Atlantic City
- Dozens of bartenders and other hourly workers at his resorts and clubs, coast to coast
- Real estate brokers who sold his properties
- Several law firms that once represented him in these suits and others.
So there is no question that Trump “used” Russia to win. Many currently believe Trump is a puppet of Putin. But the truth is Trump played Putin. Trump treated his presidential campaign and the United States of America as a business acquisition. Some acquisitions end in a win – win but many end with a winner and a loser. In this instance there was one winner, Donald J Trump and two losers, Russia and the United States citizens who are not members of the 1%. Russia will now join the long list of those individuals and entities that Trump “reneged” on.
But the sad part is that the American People are now added to that list as well.