Monday, February 20, 2017
Poll: Americans Reject Rump's View Of NATO
While sociopath and pathological liar Donald "Rump" Trump retreated to the embrace of his cult fans in Florida this weekend, his Vice President and Defense Secretary were at a security conference in Munich, Germany trying to reassure European allies that the compromised shitgibbon they work for won't leave them to Vladimir "Vlad the Invader" Putin's tender mercies. They went out of their way to assure the conferees that the NATO alliance was a cornerstone of our foreign and national security policy, contrary to Rump's statements that NATO was "obsolete." Destabilizing NATO and the European Union has been a long-standing goal of Russia, which seeks to reemerge with the power it once had during the Soviet Union era and which wants to reabsorb some of its former republics like the Ukraine.
Despite reassurances from the Rethuglican speakers, our European allies might want to look at how effectively the far-right, white nationalist movement in the U.S. has infiltrated the formerly hardline, pro-NATO Rethuglican Party of yesteryear. According to the latest Gallup poll, 97% of Democrats want NATO maintained, while a weaker 69% of Rethuglicans do. Overall, 80% of Americans want the longstanding alliance to be maintained.
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Until Rump's hidden ties and "obligations" to Putin's Russia are uncovered, he'll continue to chip away at American support for NATO, in order to please the Putin regime (and perhaps protect Russian investments in his business). With Rump, don't listen to what he or his subordinates say, watch what they do.