President Donald Trump did not find himself lining up for a competitive cake walk in the Oval Office when he was inaugurated very nearly a year ago, and there are a few villains to blame for that.
First is, quite obviously, disastrous former President Barack Hussein Obama, who spent the last few weeks of his abysmal reign sabotaging the incoming populist administration. Not only did Obama bully his way into the wallets of the American people with a train wreck called the “Affordable” Care Act, but he acted on the unverified Russian collusion accusations of the left in prohibiting several Russian diplomats and ambassadors from stepping foot in Washington.
Now, as this Russian investigation continues to move forward, (for no discernible reason), the Kremlin has continued to retaliate against the U.S. government in other, more serious ways.
First, as Donald Trump ordered a battery of nearly 60 cruise missiles to bombard a Syrian airbase responsible for vile chemical attacks on civilians, the Russian military issued a stark warning. According to the admonishment, Trump’s use of force was uncalled for, and any further escalation of the sentiment would result in military retaliation from the Red Army.
Then, as Trump was forced to address the increasing threats from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, which explicitly stated that the dainty despot wished to nuke the entirety of America back into the Stone Age, Russia’s ears perked up once again. And, just as in Syria, there was a bold and swift chastising of Trump’s chest-puffing.
Peculiar as the Russian tizzy was, there was little focus on this particular piece of the tension in the mainstream media.
Now, President Trump has come right out and said what we were all thinking: Russia and North Korea may have more to do with one another than previously thought.
“’Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea,’ Trump said during an Oval Office interview with Reuters. ‘What China is helping us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing.'”
And Trump’s statement is far from mere hyperbole, as well:
“Western European security sources told Reuters in late December that Russian tankers had supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea in violation of international sanctions. Russia has denied breaching North Korea sanctions.
“North Korea relies on imported fuel to keep its struggling economy functioning. It also requires oil for its intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear program.
“’He can do a lot,’ Trump said of Russian President Vladimir Putin. ‘But unfortunately we don’t have much of a relationship with Russia, and in some cases it’s probable that what China takes back, Russia gives. So the net result is not as good as it could be.’”
And Trump isn’t wrong by any means. The investigation into the Russian government’s alleged activity surrounding the 2016 U.S. election is not only absurd, but it is insulting to a number of our possible allies in the Kremlin.
If North Korea and Russia are found to be in cahoots regarding the skirting of international sanctions, there will be incredible complications for the U.S. policy towards Kim Jong Un’s incredibly uncouth threats of nuclear war.