Julia Davis, an expert on Russian propaganda and creator of the Russian Media Monitor, does yeoman’s work in keeping the Western world apprised of Russia’s sometimes shifting attitudes toward their addlepated puppet.
Sometimes it looks like he might turn into Chucky, but lately he’s more like Mortimer Snerd with all the varnished stripped off him.*
In her latest piece for The Daily Beast, Davis lets us know that Russian state media is очень pleased with Comrade Trump’s recent pro-Russian pratfalls:
State TV host Olga Skabeeva surmised that Americans are “losers, since Putin has defeated them in every way.” With a theatrical sigh, her co-host, Evgeny Popov, added: “Trump is ours again—what are you going to do?” Every member of the sizeable audience enthusiastically clapped. While these statements are decidedly sarcastic, Russian opinion makers recount the Kremlin’s victories with unmistakable glee. Popov smirked: “It seems to Americans that we won on every front: the U.S. Secretary of Defense has been removed, we unquestionably secured a complete, unconditional victory in Syria.” Skabeeva chimed in: “They’re also planning to leave Afghanistan.”
Popov pointed out: “On top of that, Rusal sanctions have been lifted with Trump’s hands.” Panelists of the show, including Russian lawmakers, couldn’t hide their satisfied grins. The reference was to the announcement that Trump’s Treasury Department intends to lift sanctions against the business empire of Oleg V. Deripaska, one of Russia’s most influential oligarchs, sanctioned for Russian interference in the U.S. elections.
Trump has repeatedly said:
- The world would stop laughing at us after he became president;
- No one has been tougher on Russia than he has;
- He had nothing at all to do with Russia, and;
- He’d kick ISIS’ ass.
Say, how is that working out for us?
*I know these are really old references, but I haven’t even kept up with who’s big in pop music. How the hell do you expect me to know about the latest fucking puppets?
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