In the last few days we have learned that Russia offered a bounty for each American soldier killed in Afghanistan. Imagine being the spouse or parent of a soldier serving in Afghanistan, and hearing this news.
Then, imagine that the President of the United States of America knew about this and did nothing. Not only did the President do nothing, but he continued to cozy up to Vladimir Putin. There was no diplomatic rebuke for an obvious act of aggression, no new sanctions, and no concerns expressed for the soldiers. Instead, Trump continued to pursue Putin’s goals. Goals such as an invitation into the G7, the withdrawal of American troops from Germany, and continued attempts to undermine NATO.
Trump has not even bothered to make a comment on the issue. The only communication delivered was from White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany who claimed that neither Trump nor Pence were briefed on these matters.
Let that sink in. The White House is claiming that no one bothered to tell Trump and Pence that their boyfriend Putin was giving the Taliban cash each time they killed an American soldier. Does anyone actually believe this?
She said that the U.S. “receives thousands of intelligence reports a day and they are subject to strict scrutiny,” adding that she is not denying the intelligence exists, but that the president was not briefed on it.
“This does not speak to the merit of the alleged intelligence but to the inaccuracy of the New York Times story erroneously suggesting that President Trump was briefed on this matter,” McEnany said.
Not only is the White House admitting that the story is true, but they are claiming that President Trump simply was not briefed.
Is that because no one bothered to tell Trump? Or was it because they know Trump to be a security risk? We can’t WAIT for the congressional hearing when some poor sycophant falls on his sword to claim that Trump wasn’t briefed because the intelligence was not considered important.
Now that the whole world knows that Trump now knows about the Russian bounty on American soldiers, does Trump have any words of concern for the military? Has he offered any rebuke of Putin?
No. Trump went golfing and then tweeted all Saturday about his new executive order to prosecute Black Lives Matter protesters for ripping down statues. There were 15 individual tweets of suspected statue vandals that Trump wants to see incarcerated for 10 years.
That is between the occasional tweet where Trump screams out “LAW AND ORDER!” without further context. We all understand the context, however. Trump is sending out tweet after tweet telling the world that Democrats and violent mobs of ‘Liberals’ are rioting and looting.