There are so many egregious action by this Trump administration that news stories overlap and end up diminishing and burying each other. Children pulled from their mothers at the border, children in cages, orders not to touch or comfort children, ICE on the march like storm troopers, Supreme Court compromised and doing Trump/GOP bidding, Justice Kennedy’s sudden retirement designed to hand over another Trump pick to the Court, Supreme Court delivering blow after blow after blow to Americans, cutting down labor unions in deciding Janus case, abortion rights further restrictions, corrupt Cabinet members stealing from taxpayers, and then there are the Tropical Rain Forests suffering devastating tree losses—39 million acres in a year (there goes our oxygen); European Union warnings about Trump, and on and on. It is easy to understand how a little thing like Trump’s next “summit” with Putin could get lost in this current news cycle.
Yet, there it is. In plain sight. He is no longer trying to hide it. In fact, Trump is gloating, glistening even. Putin and Trump. Trump and Putin like lovebirds. Another meeting with Putin on the agenda. If these two met any more frequently, someone would have to suspect their multiple lovers and wives should be jealous. But then again, their wives and lovers already have plenty of other women to be jealous of, and those are only counting the ones exposed in the news.
Just what does Trump have to work out with the murderous dictator of Russia, anyway? Whether it is American journalists and media outlets who/that have been played or are likely coerced into cooperating with powerful figures in this open deception, or are the American people too wrapped up in entertainment diversions and daily struggles to pay better attention to this direct and seemingly treasonous line of actions by the conman in the White House, we should at least take note of the days in history when everything changed for America.
Nancy Avery Dafoe