Not only was Donald Trump Putin’s puppet during the presidential campaign, but Russia hacked the election to ensure that Hillary Clinton would lose and Trump would win. And now that Putin got his way, he’s now ‘literally pulling the strings’ of Trump’s administration.
Or so says Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT). He said in an interview on CNN that Trump’s attitude toward Russia and Ukraine – as evidenced in Trump’s Super Bowl interview with Bill O’Reilly – leads him to believe that the President literally is Putin’s puppet.
In O’Reilly’s interview with Trump, O’Reilly mentioned how just 24 hours after the President’s phone call with Putin, pro-Russian forces stepped up the violence in Ukraine. “Did you take that as an insult,” O’Reilly asked the President. “No, I didn’t because we don’t really know exactly what that is,” Trump responded.
“They’re pro-forces. We don’t know if they’re uncontrollable. Are they uncontrolled? That happens also. We’re going to find out. I will be surprised, but we will see.”
Alisyn Camerota asked the Connecticut Democrat, “He doesn’t know who’s controlling the forces. Do you?” Here’s how the Senator answered:
“Everyone knows who’s controlling those forces. The Russians are – have a command-and-control relationship with the so-called separatists. All of their equipment, all of their firepower comes from Russia. This is a Russian invasion of Ukraine fronted by so-called separatists on the ground.
“If you want to believe the worst here, if you want to believe that Putin is literally pulling the strings of this administration, then this is exactly how it would play out. You would be making moral equivalences between Putin’s killing of journalists, political opponents and U.S. military activities…
“This is as scary as it gets, and they need to get to the bottom of what this is all about. What is it all about? What is this strange relationship between Putin and Trump, and is there something that the Russians have on him that is causing him to say these bizarre things on a daily basis.”