President Trump made an appearance on national television with Pat Robertson of Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), where they discussed a number of current issues with which the president is dealing.
When asked about Putin, Trump revealed to Pat Robertson that Putin would have preferred Hillary over himself as president. Additionally, Trump claimed Clinton’s administration would have been incompetent, and the United States would have declined as a power and retreated from world leadership. (via Fox News)
The media has been insistent since Trump was elected that Russia interfered with the 2016 election, claiming that Putin preferred to have Trump in office over Hillary. Despite evidence suggesting otherwise, as revealed by an undercover conversation with a CNN producer, the Trump-Russia “collusion” angle never ceases.
In his interview with Robertson, Trump went into further detail as to why he believes Putin would’ve rather had Hillary. He cited her weak leadership and her belief in reducing the military, as well as her apparently desire to remain energy dependent on foreign nations like Saudi Arabia and Qatar — nations that have donated large sums of money to her foundation.
“Why would he want me [to win]?” asked Trump in his interview, “I’m a big military person. For example, if Hillary had won, our military would be decimated, our energy would be much more expensive. That’s what Putin doesn’t like about me, and that’s why I say why would he want me? Because from day one I wanted a strong military. He doesn’t want to see that, and from day one I wanted fracking and everything else to get energy prices low and to create tremendous energy.”
The president continued, saying, “We’re going to be exporting energy. He doesn’t want that. He would like Hillary where she wants windmills. He would much rather have that because energy prices would go up and Russia, as you know, very much relies on energy. There are many things that I do that are the exact opposite of what he would want, so when I keep hearing about that he would have rather had Trump, I think, probably not.”
Such insight into the reality of international politics will most likely be lost on the mainstream media. At the end of the interview, a media member immediately begins repeating how the “truth” was that Russia interfered in the election.
“I think we get along very well and I think that’s a good thing. People said, ‘Oh they shouldn’t get along.’ Well, who are the people that are saying that? I think we get along very, very well. We’re a tremendously powerful nuclear power, and so are they. It doesn’t make sense not to have some kind of a relationship,” Trump added.
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Although he did not mention it in the interview, Hillary Clinton advocated for a more stringent and tense relationship with Russia. Trump previously warned of World War III if Clinton was elected, with many experts in national security intelligence circles echoing Trump’s sentiments. (via The Guardian)
As Trump brings a breath of fresh air in regard to the truth about Russian-American relations, we can only hope more people wake up to the reality of the situation and see that President Trump has a tough job of maintaining a working, healthy relationship with a nation that has almost as much nuclear power as we do. Russia has wanted to take the United States’ place as the number one global superpower, and Trump is doing his best to keep relations with Putin level-headed.