Donald Trump just revealed a shocking truth – not shocking in that it’s a shocking secret, but because we are shocked that people still don’t understand that “Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing”, as the US President explained in a tweet. This came after Trump was criticized for congratulating Putin on his recent election victory.
I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him on his election victory (in past, Obama called him also). The Fake News Media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong! Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2018
Those who criticize President Trump, for congratulating President Putin expose themselves as childish morons, because when you take their criticism to the logical conclusion, it proposes a petty alternative: that Trump NOT congratulate Putin.
And what would that achieve? In not congratulating him, nothing major would change, Russia, and Putin would be just fine, but a major sign of disrespect would be extended, which helps no one. It doesn’t achieve anything, but it rather insults the Russian President – and by extension Russia – for no reason.
Washington gains literally nothing from it – but the smug approval of irrelevant slugs frothing at the mouth for war. That does not help the United States, or Russia, or anyone, because their approval or disapproval does not change the facts on the ground.
Putin is the Russian President, Trump is the American President, and mutual congratulations are a sign of respect which Putin is known for. Putin is huge on respect. He gives it – and expects it.
This ridiculous idea that congratulating Putin is a bad thing, was even stated before he won the election, by opposition candidate (and Clowness) Ksenia Sobchak, who said:
What legitimates Putin, is your leaders of the world, who will call him first, and say “Congratulations”. They legitimate him more.
She gave this statement when speaking at the CSIS, an NGO with ties to Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, in other words, one of the most Anti-Russian organizations in the US she could have possibly met with.
Her statement, as well as those criticizing Trump now for congratulating Putin, prove their foolishness, because once again, they don’t actually suggest an alternative action – a viable one.
These ideologues, frothing at the mouth with rage after Trump congratulated Putin are the like an angry child stomping their feet and turning their back. The impotent rage of people angry at the President of the United States, for congratulating his Russian colleague is just that – the impotent anger of those who aren’t relevant in the world, can’t actually achieve their goals, but want to scream loud enough until people pay attention.
Trump complementing Putin is required (or rather expected), but actually means nothing, it would be more important to note if he didn’t congratulate him. It is just a matter or proper diplomatic protocol – a prerequisite of proper diplomacy. Trump simply did what all diplomats are supposed to do – its nothing that should be overly praised or obsessed over. It does prove however that Trump understands more about diplomacy than those attacking him.
This does not change the position of Trump, his administration, or his country (both the factions for and against him) with regards to Russia.
It does reveal how far diplomacy has fallen, that we live in a world where congratulating the leader of a respected, ancient, and nuclear power, is not a given, but actually the cause of criticism from the morons running a large portion of this insane asylum we call a planet.