I am tired of hearing pundits and other talking heads ascribe some patriotic fervor to Donald Trump. Trump is loyal and devoted to two things: himself and money. Period! Trump's entire life has been focused on being the BIG MAN ON THE BLOCK, and acquiring by an means possible wealth.
The talk about Trump enforcing sanctions on Russia is ludicrous. He owes Russian oligarchs millions of dollars for rescuing his family and others out of bad business deals which are all that Trump ever gets involved in. Do you really think that Trump is ever going to acknowledge or blame Russian hacking and other support for his election. When his trip to meet Putin was announced, the first news reports had Trump trying to figure out a package to present Putin as a so-called offer of good will. Putin, the man who authorized the hacking war on the US according to the intelligence community and others. Is that what you do to someone who burglarized your home?
Also, let's not forget the Christopher Steele dossier about Trump's sexual escapades in Russia and more that surfaced last year and that the FBI is/has confirmed many of the findings in it.
And then there is China, the country which just granted his corrupt daughter, Ivanka, with commercial licenses to sell her overpriced junk-ware made using slave labor. How many potentially conflicting deals has Trump himself have going on in China? How about Trump's claim that China is rigging it's currency and engaged in unfair trade deals, etc. Or the Bank of China which supports North Korea allowing it to build a nuclear arsenal.
The point is that Trump is not going to punish, sanction, or criticize any country where he is or has the potential to make money. One exception is Qatar where Trump joined with Saudia Arabia in support of their blockade, etc. The reason, Trump believes that he can getting better deals from Saudia Arabia like the $110 billion arms deal.
The gameplan to understanding Trump is what is benefiting him both in terms of image and financial gain. He already has the support of the sixty million plus low-information voters, the greedy, the racists, homophobes, misogynists, and Muslim haters so he feels his base is secure.
So don't fall for the hype about Trump being a patriot or being presidential he has never had any interest in that. The presidency to Trump is a money-making endeavor which allows him to exercise his psychosis on the entire country. Finally, as the old saying goes, follow the money and that will be all you need to know about Trump.
Comments to think about.