President Putin has expressed his regard for Donald Trump.
Trump repaid the compliment.
Putin was smart enough to perceive that Trump divides the world into friends and enemies. Say something complimentary about Trump and you are his ally. If you make a mild criticism of his, however well founded it may be, then Trump will respond furiously. He will be grossly insulting. This is so when senior Republicans embrace Trump then he says they are brilliant. If another senior Republican disagrees with Trump then this person is labelled a member of the failed Washington elite by Trump. Trump is not at all perceptive. He takes everything personally. He cannot separate an individual from an idea.
Why would the Russian Government be bulling for Trump to be elected?
Mr Trump’s campaign manager formerly worked for the pro Russian side in Ukrainian politics. That is legal. Many PR people are political whores. They work for whoever for money. They are not fussed about the agenda they are promoting. Fair dinkum. Moscow may have reasoned that this man would be their agent on the Trump campaign. He would keep them informed. If Trump made it to the White House than this chap would still be steering Trump towards Moscow.
Donald Trump would be an unmitigated calamity as president. He has no experience of public office or foreign affairs. He has a series of business catastrophes as well as successes behind him. He is so unstable and emotional that he would be hated and despised on the world stage.
Because Trump is such an inveterate liar no one would trust him. His constant radical shifts on policy would leave people guessing what he will do next. He is highly irresponsible.
Trump has mused about leaving NATO. The very next day he changed his mind. America’s allies would lose faith in the USA under Trump. Some NATO countries would then choose to make an accommodation with Russia. Mr Trump is inclined to abandon the Ukraine. Trump is full of puerile gung ho. He might well go to war against Iran. He is dead against the deal with Iran. He could easily send troops into Iraq and Syria. His blatant mendacity would further undermine respect for the US abroad.
His race baiting an anti Muslim invective would inflame detestation of the United States abroad. All this would enfeeble the USA. Russia would become more popular and puissant by contrast.
Americans would also lose confidence in their own country. Many liberal people would leave the country. This exodus of intelligent and moderate people would make future Republican victories more likely. The US would be riven by divisions even more. Trump would do nothing to combat excessive police violence. He would damage the economy through protectionism. He would also call for tax cuts for the super affluent. This would impoverish the working class and make the deficit even more unsustainable. He would be a bull in a china shop.
Toxic Trump is beyond parody. He is the archetype of the loud mouth, ranting, arrogant ignoramus.