#MSNBC’s Steve Benen Wonders About #TrumpPutin Again

Like #SteveBenen I also wonder why Trump never misses a chance to boost Putin while dragging the country that rejected him in the 2020 election.

Trump and Putin in Helsinki

What happened in #Helsinki – and why has the US translator never spoken out? Trump took the notes, but why? Is it merely a minor embarrassment or a major scandal that Trump wants buried?

With this in mind, it stands to reason that the former president, who went to almost comical lengths to make Putin happy while in office, would go out of his way not to appeal beholden to the Russian, especially in the midst of atrocities in Ukraine.

And yet, as we were reminded yesterday, Trump can’t seem to help himself. I wonder why that is.

The problem is not just that Donald Trump sided with Vladimir Putin over U.S. officials. It’s that the Republican keeps siding with the Russian leader.
— Read on www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/trump-isnt-quite-done-siding-putin-us-officials-rcna68330

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2 thoughts on “#MSNBC’s Steve Benen Wonders About #TrumpPutin Again

  1. Please stop referring to the citizens of Alabama as “Alabaman”. This not a word. Yet, for those of us in Alabama whom have shed blood for the Civil Rights Movement, it is an insult.

  2. Hi, Susan. What’s the proper term residents of Alabama use? Is there more than one choice? I grew up in Utah, and national news stories either used a form like “Utahn” or “Utahan.” Local preference was for the former term, and newspaper columnists made fun of TV commentators that used the latter term.

    It’s been several months since I blogged this article, so I’m sorry for not remembering the context.

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