Trump too close to Russia

To the editor:

President Donald Trump has a bad case of what I like to call “pooties-cooties.” In fact, he is so heavily infested with them that henceforth I will refer to him as Trumpski.

Let’s ignore the fact that he’s deeply indebted to Russian banks because of his multiple bankruptcies, when banks in the United States and Europe stopped lending to him.

What’s a poor rich boy to do other than seek help from Russia? Putin controls nearly everything in Russia, especially the banks. Even though Trump was deemed a poor risk by most of the rest of the world, Russian banks were only too happy to lend him gargantuan amounts of money. I, for one, can only imagine why.

It’s recently come to light that his sometimes-remembered, sometimes-forgotten business partner Felix Sater was attempting to broker a Trump Tower deal for Moscow during Trump’s primary campaign for the presidency.

Sater is a pretty unsavory character. He spent time in prison and has been an informant. Paraphrasing Trump’s comments on Russia, I don’t do business with Russia, and I don’t know Felix Sater forces the term convenient amnesia to the forefront, if nothing else.

Then there is Paul Manafort, a lobbyist and political consultant who worked for Russian interests in the Ukraine. You recall the sanctions that President Obama placed on Russia after its invasion and annexation of Crimea, a Ukranian territory. Putin didn’t much care for them since they had a detrimental effect on Russia’s economy. Russia’s economy is now roughly the same size as that of California. So, Manafort basically worked for Putin, and then Trump.

Now we find out that Robert Mueller is expanding his investigation of Michael Flynn to involve his business partner and son. It’s interesting that the Flynns were involved with Russia and Turkey and were pushing the debunked Pizzagate conspiracy theory. It is said that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was operating a society of pedophiles in a pizza joint. A man was arrested after he fired a shot at said pizza joint. He was under the Flynn-flam delusion.

I don’t have enough words left to explain all of Trump’s Russian connections, but he seems to have more of them than the mother board at the Kremlin.

Here are some things for you to Google. I don’t want to leave any out, but there are so many: Roger Stone, Seb Gorka, Carter Page, Eric Prince, Rex Tillerson, Gazprom, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and many, many more. Roger Stone will make some interesting reading.

If you don’t see that Trump has pooties-cooties by now, then you probably will. It’s just a matter of time.

Bob Atkinson

Weirton

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