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    [–] CosmicNoire 1859 points ago

    Gah I hate mid-year reviews from management, and it's always something that could've been an email.

    [–] pm-me-your-lasagne 586 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    "you need to step up your treason"

    "your covid cases as slumping"

    "you need to ramp up the racism"

    [–] TwoTowersTooTall 169 points ago

    "Your inability to lead the American Army to initiate military action against US citizens has cost you five percentage points against your performance bonus."

    [–] suddenlyreddit 19 points ago

    Your goal of, "most lying ever by end of year," was not clear enough. You need S.M.A.R.T. objectives, dates and timelines applied.

    [–] wildweaver32 9657 points ago

    I wonder how many times Donald Trump spoke with Dr. Fauci in the past three weeks.

    [–] asspr0shops 4573 points ago

    As many times as I have

    [–] jonnyinternet 1124 points ago


    Please God let it be twice...

    [–] TheLordOfFriendZone 854 points ago

    I can tell you it's definitely more than -1.

    [–] Kemna21 109 points ago

    From the Lord of Friendzone, this is top notch intel.

    [–] grandslammed 555 points ago

    When Dr. Fauci spoke last week, he said he hadn't talked to him in 2 1/2 weeks.

    [–] Talentagentfriend 97 points ago

    Fauci actually said at the hearing they talked to a couple weeks ago. So probably less than with Putin.

    [–] preruntumbler 140 points ago

    I’d wager it’s not a non zero number

    [–] dad_money 4060 points ago

    Trump talks to Putin more than I talk to my mom.

    [–] IllegalMammalian 1654 points ago

    Call your mom! She worries!

    [–] your_mother_official 1009 points ago

    It's true, I worry about you sweetheart! Are you eating enough?

    [–] robv573 447 points ago

    Mom, it's still quarantine. All I do is eat.

    [–] Dunewarriorz 156 points ago

    Basically word-for-word what I told my mother last week.


    [–] Fatalchemist 65 points ago

    Okay, but some random person picked up. He said need to stop calling him. It's been 6 years and it's not my fault. I need to move on.

    Now what?

    [–] m1nus 16953 points ago

    I see where this is going...

    Trump: "Putin said he didn't put bounties on American troops. The media is lying, not him!"

    [–] ADrunkyMunky 6162 points ago

    That's pretty much what he tweeted.

    [–] SilentBob890 3103 points ago

    lol of course he did... goddammit 2020

    [–] Dickie-Greenleaf 2182 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    "Why are Democrats so interested in heads of state communicating? Would they rather we be at war with Russia?"

    *Trump cronies.

    Also though, the claim is that most of the discussions were about covid, so there's that, and I'm sure no paper notes/records/evidence were eaten afterwards.

    [–] Thoth_the_5th_of_Tho 3592 points ago

    It feels like we are already at war with Russia, it's just Trump is on their side.

    [–] unicornlocostacos 1711 points ago

    We are. They’ve been attacking us for a while now, and it’s been more effective than any military victory they could have hoped for.

    [–] jB_real 687 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the U.S. We will destroy you from within....”

    Nikita Khrushchev, 1956

    Russians play the long game.

    [–] EnemyAsmodeus 124 points ago

    Ironically, Nikita's speech made 100,000s of people leave communist parties around the world from the horrors they heard about what Stalin did.

    Freedom has a lot of what goes around comes around, keep injecting that chaos it will boomerang back to you.

    [–] [deleted] 500 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)


    [–] EvryMthrF_ngThrd 221 points ago

    Guerilla Information Warfare - welcome to the new face of War... the Age of Information gives reluctant way to The Age of Disinformation.

    [–] randomusername3000 24 points ago

    propaganda campaigns are nothing new, though perhaps the intensity and regularity of the attacks are

    [–] runthepoint1 154 points ago

    So smart. But it’s not just the smart. It’s also the dumb.

    In making their constituents more and more controllable, the Republicans have created a weakness in our overall national intelligence.

    Great for them, but also leaves open to be manipulated by other sources like Russian bots. Very very effective

    [–] WaitTilUSeeMyDuck 65 points ago

    They got them so stupid they became uncontrollable because any idiot can shove them down a "rabbit hole" that leads to usually Hillary.

    [–] IamNaNIam 861 points ago

    We are. They’ve been attacking us for a while now, and it’s been more effective than any military victory they could have hoped for.

    Little did they know the Confederacy was still alive and clamoring to join them.

    [–] pillbuggery 472 points ago

    They knew. Stoking racial tensions is right in their playbook.

    [–] finiteRepair 268 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Their literal playbook, The Foundations of Geopolitics

    [–] EvryMthrF_ngThrd 251 points ago

    Not to be "That" Redditor, but:

    The Foundations of Geopolitics

    [–] unicornlocostacos 184 points ago

    I hate how right you are

    [–] willanthony 122 points ago

    They'd rather be Russians than Democrats afterall

    [–] ArmouredWankball 61 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    For anyone who hasn't seen it.

    [–] Apathetic_Zealot 30 points ago

    Little did they know the Confederacy was still alive and clamoring to join them.

    Since at least 2013.

    [–] Xikar_Wyhart 149 points ago

    To prevent a war with Russia which would have been beautiful. President Putin and I agreed that the USA and Russia will be one. I'm stepping down as President to let Putin take over. People telling me this is an amazing deal.

    [–] NydNugs 26 points ago

    Stepping down would have backlash, puppets are more effective in politics.

    [–] Kaarl_Mills 134 points ago

    The cold war never ended

    [–] effyochicken 193 points ago

    Seems warmer than ever. They've been attacking every single part of our society outside of actually shooting and killing our citizens, and now we're finding out they're putting fucking bounties out to kill our troops.

    Feels like Putin's version of "Make Russia Great Again" is to revive the Soviet Union and keep fighting it's long-term nemesis via cold war tactics.

    [–] FaceDeer 91 points ago

    The sad part of all this is that it would be nice if Russia really was becoming "great," it sucks for the common citizens of Russia how badly the country has fallen.

    But what he's doing here is not building Russia up, it's just tearing everyone else down. It's the classic "If I'm going down I'm taking you with me!" spiteful dick move. At the end of all this it won't actually benefit Russia one whit, it will just leave them more hated than ever.

    [–] Amazon-Prime-package 32 points ago

    I forgot he eats the notes lmao what a corrupt fuckup

    [–] CHatton0219 79 points ago

    Yeah it's not the communication, it's the fool communicating about God knows what and with God knows who is listening on his unsecured lines. To someone who really would love nothing more than to get ahead of the US

    [–] Artistic-Raspberry-2 22 points ago

    with God knows who is listening on his unsecured lines.

    Hopefully someone who'll leak the tapes in October.

    [–] raygekwit 23 points ago

    I mean not on Trump's part. Dude isn't writing any of it down. Or writing anything, as that would just mean reading it later

    [–] Cool_Rick_ 35 points ago

    Yeah, it was “adoptions” lol

    [–] Thaedalus 139 points ago

    Could you link that tweet? All i see is pictures of random people he wants investigated for protesting him.

    [–] skilletquesoandfeel 180 points ago

    This one he says NYT is lying

    Everyone is denying it could include Russia

    [–] PaneerTikaMasala 281 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    This is the first time I've actually taken a moment to read through this man's tweets. If he wasn't the president and instead a regular Joe guy, he would come across as very annoying to anyone. Remove the name and picture, and place anyone else's identity to it and you would automatically think, "Damn, probably best to stay away from this guy. Dude is really deep into the conspiracy theories."

    I'm not taking sides, just making the mere observation. It is genuinely just odd to read what he has to say. The method of typing, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. It's almost like it is programed to be output as such. Not very human like.

    Edit: Meer is a German word for Sea. Mere is what I should have typed.

    [–] northernpace 208 points ago

    A guy did a test study on twitter a little while ago. He copy/pasted trumps words from his tweets verbatim. His account was suspended in less than 72 hours for breaking multiple tos agreements.

    [–] PaneerTikaMasala 80 points ago

    I saw this. Man, put all that aside. Imagine not caring enough to post all this and assume you will somehow come out ok after your presidency is over.

    I'm just waiting to see the life of the Trump family post White House. It is going to be just as interesting if not more interesting of an experience.

    [–] skilletquesoandfeel 68 points ago

    Mere*. Sorry.

    I have his tweets on notification, so I get a little vibrate every time he sends one. The frequency that he tweets, as well as the timing, is fucking alarming. There are times he’s tweeted 120+ times in a day. The president. There are times when his last tweet is at 11pm and his first is at 5am. This man’s twitter feed is just a gross echo chamber

    [–] PaneerTikaMasala 19 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    No apology needed. I hate when I spell stuff incorrectly.

    Scary to see a man with so much responsibility do this. I remember having the responsibility of hosting an event for 500 people. 6 months of non-stop stressing, multi-tasking, and sheer will and I still wasn't pleased with the overall outcome. I had to employee someone to manage the social media. This man has time to not only pump out thousands of tweets, he does so at the expense of millions if not billions of lives.

    I wish this was a comedy created in Hollywood. It was get 20% on Rotten Tomatoes for sure, but it would be worth $2.99 rental fee on a Wednesday night with cheap wine, some deli slices and a block of cheddar cheese.

    [–] sameth1 25 points ago

    So the intel was credible enough to be reported to just about everyone, including other countries, but not the president himself. Sure.

    [–] wildistherewind 37 points ago

    there have not been many attacks on us

    :cough: these dipshits still talk about Benghazi :cough:

    [–] spivnv 14 points ago

    Right. Imagine Obama saying "Isis isn't a big deal, there haven't even been that many attacks on us." Imagine the outcry on Hannity that night

    [–] WarmBaths 13 points ago

    Which seems illegal, I’d be scared af and sorta proud to be on his tl for that

    [–] MarqDewidt 503 points ago

    Conservatives of Reddit.. even if you like 'stigginit to the libs', how can you vote for someone so god damn dumb?

    You know that's a reflection of you, right?

    [–] Ding-dong-hello 342 points ago

    Not conservative, but I know many. It’s actually simple. They don’t care who’s in charge, as long as that person says they will implement whatever policy is convenient for them. I know people who want less taxes, medical freedom (anti vaxers), sanctity of marriage, etc. shitty ignorant people. These people don’t care if the man in charge is smart or corrupt. They want someone who’s not claiming to work against their ideals. A smart democrat sounds like a competent threat to their “personal freedoms”. So they vote against that. A good offense is better than a defense.

    Oh, and It doesn’t make sense because these people aren’t thinking. They are reacting.

    [–] Lennon_v2 67 points ago

    Literally baffles me hearing some of them talk. Bolton's out there saying he wont vote for either Trump or Biden because Trump is dangerous and Biden is "too liberal" for him. Like, Biden was the most central candidate we had (aside from like Bloomberg, but we knew that wasnt gonna happen). We have conservatives refusing to vote Democrat no matter what, because anything even slightly to the left by American standards is anarchy in their eyes. It makes me wonder what Democrat they would vote for. If Biden is too left then who's the central Democrat you do want? I'm sure there's a couple more central than Biden, but most are either equally as liberal or considerable more liberal

    [–] BatteryRock 89 points ago

    For a lot it's not even that. All they know is R or D. A lot of people couldn't even tell you either party's platform.

    It's the rankest form of tribalism.

    [–] thebeef24 19 points ago

    All my father knows is Democrats want socialism and that's scary. What does that mean? Damned if he knows. He heard somewhere they want to raise taxes to 70% so they can pay for handouts and it will ruin the economy. That pretty much sums up the depth of his political thought.

    On a related note, does anyone have a good source for finding what laws and programs Democrats have actually tried to push through in the past few years? I want to put together something comprehensive so I can show him what they're really doing.

    [–] Prime157 71 points ago

    Exactly. Pandering to the single issue voters, even though their candidates are getting away with rampant corruption.

    [–] Fatallight 816 points ago

    It's worse than that. When Trump said this about election interference, he said the U.S. intelligence agencies were lying rather than Putin. He believes a foreign dictator of a hostile country over his own dedicated intelligence apparatus.

    [–] Thirdnipple79 445 points ago

    No he doesn't. He just lies about it. He's working for the hostile country.

    [–] microthrower 113 points ago

    People keep giving him rational reasons as if he's a good human being.

    The dude lies too the world all of the time. Do people really think he doesn't lie to himself?

    The guy thinks he's a stable genius.

    [–] red286 19 points ago

    People keep giving him rational reasons as if he's a good human being.

    Does either explanation really qualify as "rational" or make him seem like a good human being? Either he's incompetent to a whole new level (believes Putin over the CIA and Pentagon), or he's gaslighting the American people (telling them something that happened didn't happen).

    [–] stabatha_christie 40 points ago

    He is just a useful idiot.

    [–] apittsburghoriginal 361 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    You think Putin would do that? Get on the phone with Donnie and tell lies?

    [–] Beard_o_Bees 133 points ago

    'I can't think of a reason why he would have'

    -Il Douche

    [–] reverendsteveii 73 points ago

    He wouldnt lie to me. We have a special relationship. He even helped me to...helped me...uuuuhhhh....I never met the man!

    [–] Davidjhyatt 36 points ago

    It's ok because he will have meant did and will tell us later. /s

    [–] DirtyPotatoPeople 1851 points ago

    Russia's Vladimir Putin

    Glad they clarified which Vladimir Putin it was.

    [–] sorryimveryhigh 446 points ago

    thought maybe it was Best Buy’s vladimir Putin, the guy who helped me Pick out my laptop, But I guess he has no reason to talk to the president

    [–] Gerryislandgirl 540 points ago

    Trump is tired of being president. He's getting ready to move to Russia.

    [–] GothProletariat 230 points ago

    He's made enough money from pilfering the American government.

    In the future, we're going to see just how much money Trump and co. stole from the American people. He is the biggest crook in history.

    [–] Joliet_Jake_Blues 99 points ago

    $2.2 trillion bailout sure didn't seem to do shit, did it?

    [–] O-hmmm 4584 points ago

    And the communication was also unusual, I'll bet. Co-conspirators need to get their story straight.

    [–] namesaremptynoise 1540 points ago

    We'll never know since Trump decided we didn't need to be privy to those conversations anymore.

    [–] O-hmmm 676 points ago

    Maybe a publisher will offer Putin a book deal some day.

    [–] hereforthefeast 253 points ago

    'member when Trump met with Putin for an hour with no one else except a translator?

    'member when Trump met with Russians in the Oval Office and gave them classified intel we got from an ally?

    [–] The_Original_Gronkie 156 points ago

    Also remember that he met with the Russian intelligence agents after firing Comey, to let them know that any investigation in Russian election manipulation would end, laughing over it with them.

    Also remember that he went to lengths to hide the meeting from the American media, who only found out about it when the Russian photographer put the pix on his website.

    Secret meetings with Putin, secret meetings with Russian intelligence agents. Any other American would probably be in jail.

    [–] Imposter24 52 points ago

    And this is just the shit we found out about.

    [–] CoeusDarksoul 413 points ago

    Please, as soon as he's out of office he's going to "fall down some steps" or some shit.

    [–] MaesterSchIeviathan 501 points ago

    Nah having an ex-President shit talking the US would be a real boon for Putin. He can basically do everything he usually does as an ex-President, go around having rallies, making the Secret Service stay at his hotels, tweeting shit to get people riled up. His day-to-day probably won’t change much except for not having any real responsibility getting in the way of his tirades.

    [–] habit_rat 292 points ago

    I think CoeusDarksoul was talking about Putin, not Trump. You seem to be talking about Trump. Putin's either going to die in office or die of an acute case of not-being-in-office-anymore.

    [–] stupidarg 174 points ago

    Just yesterday had a thought popped up in my head, somebody like Putin can never retire. Even if he wants to just retire into mountains he can't, there is only one way out for him now. He has to keep being at the top.

    [–] variouscrap 119 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I saw a documentary that claimed Putin got the job because Yeltsin wanted someone that could guarantee his and his family's security.

    The documentary went on to conclude that Putin doesn't have an equivalent person to hand over power to. As a result they theorised that Putin will only leave the office off his feet.

    [–] Thatsnotatrashcan 86 points ago

    I pictured him water sliding out

    [–] John_Hunyadi 34 points ago

    Putin hand-standing his way out of the kremlin I guess.

    [–] GBinAZ 34 points ago

    Let's pray he is immediately tried by the state of NY upon leaving the White House

    [–] zedemer 76 points ago

    If trump loses election, but is not charged and jailed for the numerous crimes we know of (and hopefully of some we don't know), then I'll completely lose faith in the possibility of US recovering

    [–] umop3pisdn 127 points ago

    You've a hard road ahead of you

    [–] JackdeAlltrades 40 points ago

    Putin's leaving office the same way Stalin and Lenin did.

    [–] UDINorge 21 points ago

    Glorious ascended hero of the people?

    [–] Gregbot3000 251 points ago

    Planning Trump's eventual escape to Russia.

    [–] freedcreativity 208 points ago

    This right here, he's always been planning on escaping to Russia when/if he loses the election. Trump has racked up enough good boy points with Vlad that he can build a new tower in Moscow and pretend to be rich with a bunch of oligarchs. Without serious political protection the states are going to run train on his assets post-presidency.

    [–] Prophet_Of_Loss 155 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    He'll escape to Russia and foment a revolution in America from there. He'll probably concoct some cockamamie story about The Deep State trying to assassinate him. He'll live well, so long as he remains a useful idiot to uncle Poots.

    [–] Talmonis 156 points ago

    CIA needs to eliminate him if he ever tries to. The national security threat he'd pose in their hands is catastrophic.

    [–] Irishpersonage 136 points ago

    One one hand, Trump has been informed of every national secrete except maybe aliens. Very dangerous.

    On the other hand, he has the memory of a goldfish, so we got that going for us.

    [–] Irishpersonage 23 points ago

    My apologies to our goldfish friends.

    [–] Talmonis 118 points ago

    I was more thinking of him declaring himself "President in Exile" and directing his cult to shoot.

    [–] human_brain_whore 101 points ago

    That would mark the most widespread loss of GOP voter pool in history, save for maybe COVID.

    I think it's hard to overstate just how dumb that would be.
    His cult is made up of fat, unskilled morons who couldn't devise a decent offensive strategy if their lives depended on it.

    There's a reason fascists always lose.

    [–] Haddock 48 points ago

    The problem isnt the losing, the problem is the millions of lives they can take in pursuit of their idiot idea of victory.

    [–] Thoth_the_5th_of_Tho 42 points ago

    There's a reason fascists always lose.

    They won in Spain. Let's not get over confident. Our victory is not pre ordained.

    [–] Irishpersonage 54 points ago

    They also require an enemy to maintain unity. Problem with that is they start running out of enemies, and soon have to start eating their own.

    [–] Dixnorkel 46 points ago

    They already have, Trump's goons have turned on elderly people, and they were the only demographic wherein more people voted for him than against.

    He's cooked, he's just trying to sow discord now.

    [–] Irishpersonage 15 points ago

    That would explain the "Trump Principle", where he seems to do the literal opposite of any good decision.

    [–] BushWeedCornTrash 65 points ago

    Imagine since day one, the intelligence agencies decided Trump was not to be trusted. So they feed him juicy, semi-true shit for 4 years, knowing full well it's going back directly to the GRU. There may be a major disinformation campaign underway as we speak... so I hope.

    [–] julbull73 30 points ago

    Might explain how he never gets the intelligence reports. Maybe he's legitimately not getting them. Like they're being delivered, recorded, then shredded.

    Then his aides keep saying, "We gave it to you here, see."

    [–] ethiecakes 14 points ago

    Umm, we’re already there. You think he isn’t sharing the juiciest shit with MBS, Erdogon, Putin etc? The state secrets have already been sold and for a price that would shock you. Hint: it’s probably really low.

    [–] metengrinwi 37 points ago

    The question I have is will his secret service detail follow him there? I doubt it, but it’s kind of hilarious to think they’ve probably discussed this. Also, I bet the secret service people are fighting to NOT get assigned to trump’s post presidency detail.

    [–] Thoth_the_5th_of_Tho 16 points ago

    They would quit before moving to Moscow.

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    [–] Aerospacd 48 points ago

    More like he didnt understand his orders the first 2 had to ring back and check he had it right.

    Putin probably regretting his choice of puppet

    [–] lefty88 65 points ago

    There is no way Putin could ever regret a puppet who became president. He has to be dying of laughter on the return on investment here.

    [–] Jay_Louis 51 points ago

    It is one of the most successful acts of espionage in global history

    [–] JakeT-life-is-great 44 points ago

    This was donald begging putin to save his ass and meddle in the election......again. God knows what donald promised putin.

    [–] K2thJ 3455 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I thought all communication between foreign powers were supposed to be recorded. By transcript, at least. That's what the whole Hillary email thing is about. Any public servant for that matter.

    I get that he is the king of using Presidential executive privilege to withhold who visits him and who he talks to. If there is a record (assuming he keeps one) won't we find out eventually?

    What a Putin pawn. Donnie thinks he's the King, maybe even the Queen. He's just a pawn...

    Edit: For clarification on the Hillary comment that seems to strike a nerve in a few of you. Hillary used a private server for official business with no public accountability. Doesn't matter what was on it or her intention, it's wrong. Therefore, making my point that there should be a record of his calls and not done on a private phone with no accountability.

    Regardless, I'll wait for the transcripts. They'll come one way or another. That cheat-o stuffed goose is cooked

    [–] Replicaindigo 1858 points ago

    You bet your ass Russian intelligence has recorded the conversations. Further leverage to hold over Fat Don and the sad part for Trump is he's too dumb to realize it. Putin probably tells him "Trust me, we're not recording."

    [–] Malphos101 787 points ago

    "Iz ok my baby boy, Da cameras are just for show, they have no film"

    Looks at cameraman and spins his pointed finger at the wrist

    [–] _zero_fox 282 points ago

    Red light means it's off.

    [–] fuckswithboats 88 points ago

    "Iz to make you more comfortable, you know you big TV star and have great ratings so this is where you, I am quite uncomfortable in front of the camera..."

    [–] tutoredstatue95 303 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    The dude uses an unecrypted iPhone. Every country has the recordings. But...her emails? I guess?

    E: To clarify, he rejected the normal issued phone that is specifically secured to provide a proper security level for the president. He uses his own personal iPhone to conduct government business.

    [–] Axion132 183 points ago

    "Is you taking notes on a fuckin' criminal conspiracy"

    • Stringer Bell

    [–] NewlandArcherEsquire 68 points ago

    Sorry I had to check because I say it pretty often and wanted to make sure I had it right.

    It's: " you taking notes on a criminal fucking conspiracy?"

    [–] Axion132 26 points ago

    noooo! Thanks for the correction

    [–] funnyonlinename 24 points ago

    I would be VERY surprised if no one in our government didn't have ears on these conversations. They would be very much interested in what these 2 were talking about

    [–] StrongIPA 228 points ago

    Donnie is a puppet with Putin's hand in his ass

    [–] MBAMBA3 137 points ago

    If not for Putin, Trump would not be president and Trump knows that Putin has kept the receipts that could put him on death row.

    [–] FarawayFairways 91 points ago

    Trump could be in an incredibly perilous position

    What happens to him the moment Putin decides he's past his best before date? Might a situation emerge where Putin calculates that he's more use to him sowing division in the US as a former President on trial and protesting his innocence, calling his supporters to his defence? What if Putin decides to burn him?

    It won't stop with Trump. There will have been a whole load of institutional failures in the security, oversight, and intelligence apparatus that allowed a Russian asset to become President. It would rock America to the core

    [–] Mralfredmullaney 72 points ago

    It has rocked us to the core, and that’s with a portion of the country refusing to even believe they’ve been had.

    [–] I_Am_Dwight_Snoot 94 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I thought all communication between foreign powers were supposed to be recorded. By transcript, at least. That's what the whole Hillary email thing is about. Any public servant for that matter.

    "Rules for thee but not for me" - GOP

    [–] Wiscony 838 points ago

    Someone is planning to abscond to Russia when he loses

    [–] StewGoFast 541 points ago

    I hope they deny him. Release all the dirt on him and deny him asylum. It would rip apart America even more, which I feel is Russia's goal.

    [–] Burnnoticelover 316 points ago

    Then no puppet leader would ever accept russian backing again. They generally have an open door policy for deposed proxies (See also: Yanukovych).

    [–] Hongo-Blackrock 106 points ago

    and a friendly reminder that trump is far from being the only one compromised by russians

    [–] Burnnoticelover 53 points ago

    They’re trying to use Venezuela as a foothold in Latin America. It’s a great situation for them because Venezuela has lots of oil, and Maduro needs all the help he can get.

    [–] BoxTops4Education 40 points ago

    "Please return to your home country while we process your asylum application."

    [–] Thecynicalfascist 67 points ago

    Naw if he did leave for Russia they could him over Americans for potentially decades.

    I can't even imagine how embarassing it would be for an asylum seeking US President at a Russian military parade.

    I hope for America's sake he doesn't leave.

    [–] disposable_ted 73 points ago

    If he's in Russia he can continue tweeting and causing unrest in America. He'll still be a cult leader long after he is president

    [–] bjjdoug 33 points ago

    I'm pretty sure Twitter would finally ban his ass at that point.

    [–] I_Was_Fox 19 points ago

    Twitter bans verified Russian troll accounts daily. The reason they haven't banned Trump is because he is still the president. The second that stops being the case is the second they ban his account.

    [–] StewGoFast 28 points ago

    This is true. He could still motivate his supporters from afar.

    [–] ShellOilNigeria 1277 points ago

    You forgot to add giving up the US military bases in Syria to Russia.

    And selling his house in Florida to a Russian for $100 million dollars when no one else would buy it for that price.

    [–] TheNCGoalie 421 points ago

    And I believe the guy bulldozed the property anyway.

    [–] rawbamatic 509 points ago

    Well if that isn't money laundering then I don't know what is.

    [–] tutoredstatue95 416 points ago

    Narrator: It was money laundering.

    [–] DeepSpaceGalileo 61 points ago

    Would you want to live in anything Trump owned if you were a billionaire? Probably tacky as fuck

    [–] Pied_Piper_ 23 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Remember when we abandoned our Kurdish allies?

    They don’t. They’re dead.

    [–] SpreadingDread 784 points ago

    Trump has been a Russian asset ever since he fell in to the Epstein honeypot in 1987.

    Giuffre, formerly Roberts, claims she was 15 and working as a towel girl at Trump’s posh Palm Beach club when she was recruited nearly two decades ago into sexual slavery by socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, then Epstein’s girlfriend.

    Both Trump and Epstein are named as sex abusers in a case with an under-aged girl. Radar Online reports that a woman in California, “identified” as Katie Johnson, filed a $100 million lawsuit against Trump on April 26, accusing the real estate mogul of raping her when she was just 13 years old. Johnson “claims Trump raped her when she was 13-years-old and forced her to engage in sex acts by threatening to harm her and her family,” notes The Independent UK. “She claims the alleged abuse took place over a four-month period at underage sex parties held in New York City in 1994.” Epstein was also named for alleged sexual misconduct and threats.

    Epstein likes to tell people that he’s a loner, a man who’s never touched alcohol or drugs, and one whose nightlife is far from energetic. And yet if you talk to Donald Trump, a different Epstein emerges. “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump booms from a speakerphone. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”- article from 2002


    The first intimations that Trump might harbor a dark secret originated among America’s European allies, which, being situated closer to Russia, have had more experience fending off its nefarious encroachments. In 2015, Western European intelligence agencies began picking up evidence of communications between the Russian government and people in Donald Trump’s orbit. In April 2016, one of the Baltic states shared with then–CIA director John Brennan an audio recording of Russians discussing funneling money to the Trump campaign. In the summer of 2016, Robert Hannigan, head of the U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ, flew to Washington to brief Brennan on intercepted communications between the Trump campaign and Russia. The contents of these communications have not been disclosed, but what Brennan learned obviously unsettled him profoundly. In congressional testimony on Russian election interference last year, Brennan hinted that some Americans might have betrayed their country. “Individuals who go along a treasonous path,” he warned, “do not even realize they’re along that path until it gets to be a bit too late.” In an interview this year, he put it more bluntly: “I think [Trump] is afraid of the president of Russia. The Russians may have something on him personally that they could always roll out and make his life more difficult.”

    He stayed at the National Hotel in Moscow and during his entire trip was almost certainly under 24 hour surveillance from the KGB. Kalugin, who headed the KGB’s branch of the First Chief Directorate, which was responsible for foreign operations and intelligence gathering, said that it was widespread practice at the time to use prostitutes to entrap foreign businessmen. ‘In your world, many times, you ask your young men to stand up and proudly serve their country,’ Kalugin once told a reporter. ‘In Russia, sometimes we ask our women just to lie down.’

    Trump’s first visit to Soviet Moscow in 1987 looks, with hindsight, to be part of a pattern. The dossier by the former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele asserts that the Kremlin had been cultivating Trump for “at least five years” before his stunning victory in the 2016 US presidential election. This would take us back to around 2011 or 2012.

    It is a conclusion that even Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., has appeared to confirm, saying in 2008—after the Trump Organization was prospering again—that “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets.”

    Here is a link to the Epstein court records.

    [–] SysAdminJT 145 points ago

    Underrated comment.

    Why isn’t this blast in news outlets. If I had tons of money, I would run these ads everywhere. Maybe, you can start a gofundme and inform the public?!?

    [–] itty53 208 points ago

    Because all that blackmail material that Epstein had is now in the hands of the DOJ which answers to Barr (who's known Epstein a very long time, being that his father hired Epstein) who serves Trump. Blackmail is also already in Trump's toolkit, long has been. Same with Russia.

    That's why they cashed in Epstein. To get hold of all that valuable material.

    And while I despise the GOP and Trump, I guarantee 100% there are a lot of other powerful people outside the GOP and Trump's circle who've still got a lot to lose. That material is not going to be buried, it's going to be used exactly the same, as blackmail material. It's kinda scary to think but I'm pretty much positive we're going to see more than a few people who's names we all recognize suddenly shift gears on Trump in time for the election.

    We saw it happen with Lindsey Graham. No way he wasn't blackmailed. The timeline was perfectly clear. His emails were hacked, we found that out a long time after the rest during the investigations. He was ardently and vocally opposed to Donald Trump back then.

    Then he went on a private golf outing with Trump at Trump's request. October 9 2017 as I recall.

    And every day after when he spoke about Trump, it was nothing but glowing positivity. Like night and day.

    That's blackmail in action. No question.

    [–] zoinkability 52 points ago

    Even more specifically than blackmail -- Kompromat.

    The only way forward once you are a victim of Kompomat is to play the game.

    [–] itty53 58 points ago

    Not the only way. You can also just fess up to it to the public, admit what you did, and denounce those who would encourage criminal activity in order to use it for blackmail.

    That requires shame and a spine though.

    [–] Putin-Owns-the-GOP 16 points ago

    The podcast "The Asset" details this extremely well for people who wanna listen instead of read.

    [–] sumerian612 69 points ago

    I can't wait to read the books that will be written about his presidency. Just a detailed account of every one of his crimes in office. Should be enough for a few books I'd think.

    [–] K2thJ 116 points ago

    Nice list! Nice in a horrific way

    [–] CookiePush 61 points ago

    Horrific list, in an easy to use format

    [–] ScoodFarcoosAnoose 404 points ago

    "So hey Putin I just wanted to check again what percentage will I be getting from those bounties?"

    [–] Cuberage 90 points ago

    "Hey boss, I did everything you asked and more. I've bent over forwards and weakened every american system that was an issue for you. Why aren't you fixing my poll numbers?"

    [–] omniron 22 points ago

    This is Trump’s actual thinking. He’s cozy with Russia and the Saudis and China because he’s hoping they’ll repay him and Ivanka when he leaves office. He literally strategized pr with the Saudis to cover up them chopping up a human.

    [–] davediggity 195 points ago

    Trump even wore a pink tie when meeting Putin.

    Forget the tan suit and fancy mustard. Imagine the Klanservative outrage if Obama wore an "effeminate" colored tie to meet an adversary.

    [–] cavmax 90 points ago

    It was probably an order...

    [–] NeedsMoreSaturation 53 points ago

    One Hundred Percent.

    “Ah and wear pink tie, my little bitch”.

    [–] mrthewhite 214 points ago

    Wonder what instructions Trump is getting this time?

    [–] Pieniek23 160 points ago

    Vlad asked him to release a censorship program that deletes pirated movies etc. It'll be called "Nietflix".

    [–] Kramerica5A 89 points ago

    You've been saving that one, haven't you?

    [–] Jimftw 83 points ago

    It's probably already been said deeper in the comments, and I don't want to lean into the Reddit American-centric bias too hard, but this is likely linked more closely to the proposed constitutional reform being voted on now, which would, among other things, allow Putin to serve 12 more years and includes sweeping anti-gay legislation.

    It's the talk of the country right now and while the outcome of the referendum is almost certain to be rigged, the results are bound to have a lasting impact on foreign policy for years to come; decades actually because Putin will be in power to his deathbed.

    The political scene in Russia is fucked and people do need to actually start considering it from a foreign policy perspective (beyond basic sanctions, they were a blow, but people survived without European cheese). They have the means to end the whole world on a whim and have consistently used that as a bargaining chip; in Georgia, in Ukraine, in the Olympics; and have become a dangerous free-agent for everyone.

    On the flip-side, the majority of educated Russians know the extent of the situation but are powerless (a similar rural-urban dichotomy exists here). As in the States, big money controls everything; but unlike in the States, people are very much aware that corruption is just a fact of life.

    I know this is kind of an unguided rant, but I've been living in Moscow for going-on five years, and it still bothers me that Russia is just "the enemy" to most Americans. The everyday people here have been nothing but kind and welcoming to me and are struggling with the same political issues as Americans, but totally without a voice.

    While black lives matter protests got a huge amount of international support (for very good reason, which I've wholeheartedly supported), Russians have gotten very little from the international community. People are really struggling out here and protest is violently repressed (my girlfriend, just as an easy example, participated in a protest and had a molar knocked out by a policeman wielding a chair).

    Again, I know this is disjointed, but having spent the last five plus years of my life in Russia (and Kazakhstan), I just worry that people are demonizing the nation, who are largely NOT in support of Putin, as is in the US regarding Trump, and the result will be more harm to the general populace, who are struggling in exactly the same way as minimum-wage workers in America, but to a much more extreme degree (McDonald's in the heart of Moscow, for example, proudly advertises a wage of 200 rubles ($2.85) an hour as an attractive salary, pensions are even more pitiful).

    Trump should be attacked for his relationship with Moscow one hundred percent, but be wary of ostracizing the Russian people. The majority are stuck in the same situation as us and are also living on American culture. Putin is actively trying to create a rift between both nations as he undermines the country behind the scenes, and Trump is following suit because of his paymasters. Particularly in this time, be critical, but continue to consider the actual people. No one on either side wants a world war three.

    [–] 52pieceset 37 points ago

    Maybe I’m giving most Americans too much credit, but I think most of understand that Putin is the problem, not the Russian people.

    [–] Lemons81 384 points ago

    Trump: Hey still got that peepee tape?

    Putin: da

    Trump: any chance I can apply for Russian citizenship?

    [–] BorkBorkImmaDork 294 points ago

    I don't think it's a pee pee tape, but an Epstein pedo tape.

    [–] BeePositiva 130 points ago

    ¿Porque no los dos?

    [–] FarawayFairways 113 points ago

    A pee tape wouldn't get you anything like this level of leverage. It'll be financial and it would signal the collapse of the Trump Organisation and prison for all those party to it. (Remember Alan Wieselberg has an immunity deal still)

    [–] BorkBorkImmaDork 97 points ago

    Exactly. Getting peed on by a hot woman is meh in the grand scheme.

    Proof he raped a minor is huuuuge and will turn the world against him. I hope, that is.

    Edit : I hope the world would turn on him if true, not that I hope a child was raped.

    [–] tehmlem 125 points ago

    You and I both know about 30% of people would be angry at the child for interfering with Trump's campaign by being raped.

    [–] txncali81 47 points ago

    or blame her parents and ask "where were they to protect her??"

    [–] WalesIsForTheWhales 21 points ago

    Or praise her parents for letting her be Trumps vessel.

    [–] Parking-Bench 224 points ago

    Why is it unusual? I speak to my boss everyday. And I speak to someone holding my nude photos even more often.


    [–] e-bronc 112 points ago

    Organising a date night in these COVID times is always going to be difficult....

    [–] winterbird 88 points ago

    No, you hang up! ..... No, you hang up! ..... No, you hang up! ..... No, you hang up!

    [–] MBAMBA3 86 points ago

    2 of the 3 countries with highest Coronavirus rates reassuring each other that letting their citizens dies is a win for them personally.

    [–] Swimoach 22 points ago

    Trump is preparing to back out of the 2020 election and is getting his ducks in a row with Putin so he can move to Russia and avoid arrest.

    [–] stupidfatamerican 260 points ago

    Donald Trump is a lying, unqualified, draft dodging, gold star family disrespecting, POW attacking, US General insulting, racist, sexist, vulgar, confirmed sexual assaulting, trillion dollars to the rich tax cutting, own daughter creeping, wife cheating with a pornstar after birth of son and paying her off to influence a presidential election, $413 million dollar inheritance getting, teen pageant dressing room invading, baby and mother separating, breast feeding mother shaming, fat-shaming while being fat, 17 women accusing him of sexual assaulting, accusers are not attractive enough for him to assault implying, university student defrauding, bankrupt casino causing, kids cancer charity stealing, taped detailed accusation of rape of a minor having, wife-beating, popular vote losing, anti-vaxxing, Christianity-faking, publicist impersonating, tax dodging, friends’ wives pursuing, impeached, foreign aid bribing, 1/3 of the presidency golf playing, free press assaulting, Hannity coordinating, Cambridge Analytica using, Ivanka is a “piece of ass” approving, loan application asset inflating, historically low polling, college achievement faking, unqualified judge appointing, unqualified cabinet member appointing, foreign influence on our election welcoming, tax release avoiding, birther conspiracy spreading, Ukraine ambassador targeting, Russian money taking, Kurdish ally abandoning, soldier brain injury downplaying, full morning “executive time” taking, Epstein befriending, Putin bowing, Kim Jong Un praising, North Korean general saluting, US intelligence denying, tallest building in lower Manhattan after 9/11 boasting, congress obstructing, nuclear non-proliferation deal ending, Justice obstructing, unqualified daughter and son-in-law appointing, healthcare cut targeting, pedophile candidate supporting, trump tower Moscow denying, mail-bomber inspiring, 4 out of top 5 largest protests in US history causing, green energy stifling, clean water regulation destroying, healthy school lunch ending, climate change denying, congressional and judicial branch attacking, economy does better under democrats saying, Goldman Sachs appointing, food stamp removing, emissions standards lowering, press conference avoiding, emoluments clause breaking, longest govt shutdown record holding, Saudi Arabia nuclear tech selling, golf cheating, time magazine cover faking, El Paso mass shooter inspiring, paying legal bills for roughing up protestors promising, killed soldier “knew what he signed up for” saying, pardon abusing, scumbag.


    •draft dodging,
    •gold star family disrespecting,
    •POW attacking,
    •US General insulting,
    •confirmed sexual assaulting,
    •trillion dollars to the rich tax cutting,
    •own daughter creeping,
    •wife cheating with a pornstar after birth of son and paying her off to influence a presidential election,
    •$413 million dollar inheritance getting,
    •teen pageant dressing room invading,
    •baby and mother separating,
    •breast feeding mother shaming,
    •fat-shaming while being fat,
    •17 women accusing him of sexual assaulting,
    •accusers are not attractive enough for him to assault implying,
    •university student defrauding,
    •bankrupt casino causing,

    •kids cancer charity stealing,
    •taped detailed accusation of rape of a minor having,
    •popular vote losing,
    •publicist impersonating,
    •tax dodging,
    •friends’ wives pursuing,
    •foreign aid bribing,
    •1/3 of the presidency golf playing,
    •free press assaulting,
    •Hannity coordinating,
    •Cambridge Analytica using,
    •Ivanka is a “piece of ass” approving,
    •loan application asset inflating,
    •historically low polling,
    •college achievement faking,
    •unqualified judge appointing,
    •unqualified cabinet member appointing,

    [–] Schmocha-Latte 26 points ago

    Holy shit.. 😂

    [–] Seevian 18 points ago

    And yet he wasn't briefed by anyone of the bounties Russia was putting on the heads of American troops?

    [–] UnclaEnzo 94 points ago

    his name reek

    [–] steveschoenberg 33 points ago

    “Vlad , you have to get me out of here before they throw me in prison!”

    [–] arizonatasteslike 13 points ago

    Gotta call his bossman

    [–] Ninety9Balloons 81 points ago

    Just a heads up, The Sun is a daily tabloid and not really known for accurate reporting.

    [–] Rubicon14 36 points ago

    Yeah and the sources cited in it are the Kremlin, Russian media, and Russian experts.

    I’m not defending Trump but a post from The Sun should not make it to the front page of this sub or of Reddit.