Trumpian Greenwashing: Russian media racketeering and suppressing the 2020 vote
Russia’s useful idiots are also proxies. In a bid to repeat 2016, the swing states will have third-party efforts as well as support for non-Democratic efforts.
In this case the self-proclaimed “environmentalist” declares that he supports the Green Party, but not really. Like greenwashing, it’s bait-and-switch.
Jill Stein got more votes in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin than Trump's margin of victory over Clinton. She was supported by Russian trolls & the IRA just like Trump was. No wonder he's standing up for her. He hopes she will take votes fr the Dem again. They're both assets https://t.co/TnZs9B30rL
— Richard Stengel (@stengel) October 19, 2019
Lest one thinks these spring from whole cloth, one needs to remember the Russian efforts with the NRA, laundering funds to the GOP. And then there’s Moscow Mitch and Rand Paul.
Former KKK Leader David Duke Endorses Tulsi Gabbard 2020 Presidential Campaign, Says She’ll Put American Interests Over Israel newsweek.com/tulsi-gabbard-…
Syncretic support from the Russians will appear in the strangest places, no different than the RWNJ efforts to support Trump’s activities. See all that troll-bot activity whose greatest coup was to actually get liberal and conservative online groups to actually confront each other in street demonstrations using Facebook in 2016.
Remember that Arms for Dirt and the Turkish-Syrian conflict is in a last instance, still about Russia, because it’s as always about money.
Sure there’s a reasonable explanation why the @nytimes is allowing folks on RT but banning them from shows on MSNBC and CNN. Maybe the public editor can explain?
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) June 4, 2019
Pelosi says this photo came as she told President Trump, “all roads with you lead to Putin”
notice the expression on Kevin McCarthy’s face
three years ago, McCarthy told his GOP colleagues privately: “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump. Swear to God.” https://t.co/9mlMa0opQg
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 19, 2019