GarryB wrote:Most of the American people I talk to think Trump is the worst thing to happen to the US, but obviously he got elected so I can't take that is the voice of 55% of Americans.
Trump did get elected but a lot of the people that voted for him didn't really vote for him... they voted against Hilary.
I suspect many Sanders voters voted for Trump because Hilary stole their chances for Sanders to get elected.
Honestly I think Sanders would have beaten Trump, but I suspect there are so many oligarchs in the Democrat party and it has shifted so far to the right that they would probably sabotage his chances against Trump this time around.
The main problem for America is that they have two republican parties... one called republican and one called democrat... the people of America have little choice but to vote for one or the other... or do they?
Perhaps what Putin should suggest to the American public (he controls the elections there don't you know) that they should all vote for independent politicians that are not funded by big business or powerful lobby groups... what American politics needs is some fresh new people not covered in blood and instep with the deep state to stir things up... and that means in the Whitehouse, the congress and the senate...
But the American people can't be allowed free choice... they have to select the person the democrat party put forward or the person the republican party puts forward... no other choices are acceptable or allowed.
Trump was genuinely popular by among 50% of Americans in 2016. That is because there are still massive numbers of jobless and lowered income victims of the 2008
"recession". It is that you never hear about this aspect of the longest jobless "recovery" since WWII:
So the message "make America great again" (MAGA) by repatriating jobs offshored to China, Mexico, etc., was and remains very popular.
You are hearing the views of Trump installed by the US fake stream media (CNN, CBS, ABC, PBS, etc.) that routinely asserted that he was
Putin's agent and that he as totally corrupt and a racist. The last one takes the cake for in-your-face brazen chutzpah lying. Trump
has been in the limelight since the 1980s and I recall this whole period of him being a public personality. He was never accused of
racism until the whole smear job orchestrated by the Democraps (using state agencies such as the CIA and FBI) against him.
BTW, I am not in love with him. By definition if he is an American nationalist, then he is anti-Russian. But at least he had the potential
of engaging in proper dialogue with Russia. The Democraps are total frauds in this regard. Look back in history, the Democraps have been
this most virulent anti-Russians. For example, Truman...