I know that the few remaining Trump cheerleaders want us to avoid blackpilling news (even Ann Coulter is off the train), but they can’t expect us to have memory spans equal to goldfish.
I mean, I remember the days long ago when we all heard Donald talking about alliances and cooperation with Vladimir Putin’s great country, and I remember the attacks against Neocons who had made it their life’s mission to ignite a war with our Slavic brothers.
When all this was said, I sure as hell didn’t expect this sort of betrayal and reversal.
President Donald Trump is preparing to expel dozens of Russian diplomats from the U.S. in response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in the U.K., two people familiar with the matter said Saturday.
Trump agreed with the recommendation of advisers and the expulsions are likely to be announced on Monday, the people said, though they cautioned that Trump’s decision may not be final. Trump is prepared to act but wants to be sure European allies will take similar steps against Russia before doing so, aides said.
The U.S. considers the diplomats to be undeclared spies, carrying out intelligence activity under the guise of being embassy staff, one of the people said. Trump’s action would follow a similar move by British Prime Minister Theresa May, who ordered 23 Russians that she said were spies to leave Britain over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter.
The advisers reached recommendations for a U.S. response to the U.K. attack at a National Security Council meeting on Wednesday and honed the proposals on Friday. Trump discussed the issue Friday with U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, outgoing National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and others, two people said.
All of the people familiar with the discussions asked not to be identified.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Raj Shah told Bloomberg on Saturday, “The United States stands firmly with the United Kingdom in condemning Russia’s outrageous action. The president is always considering options to hold Russia accountable in response to its malign activities. We have no announcements at this time.”
We continue our descent into madness at a speed that only seems to be escalating, and with John Bolton now having the ear of the President, I wouldn’t be surprised if further turmoil lies just around the corner.
Just buckle in, I suppose, and hope that we don’t wind up fighting the Russian Bear for burgers, Walmart, and the American Nationalist Way.