Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Trump Is Again Seeking to Deflect Attention Away from His Ties to Russia

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

Trump is attempting to dominate the news with stories of his appointment of Stephen Bannon to head his campaign, in order to bury the stories of Paul Manafort's ties to then Russian dominated Ukraine. Manafort had previously led Trump's campaign.

But the press has it backwards with regards to Manafort, Trump and Putin. Manafort did not turn Trump away from America and towards Putin. Trump was already anti-American and pro-Russian before hiring Manafort. Trump hired Manafort because he would bring a pro-Russian perspective to the campaign and afford Trump his pro-Russian contacts and perspective. It is Trump who is the problem, and Manafort only served to compound the extant problem of Trump's Putinism, not create it. The demotion of Manafort does nothing to alter Trump's dangerously anti-American course.

That said, it is encouraging to see that Trump is electing to work with someone whose news organization has spoken out vociferously against the demographically destructive immigration taking place today in America, and Europe!