Many people in the know can prove that Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia spans back all the way to the 1980’s (Possibly to the 70’s) and so it could have been much earlier that he became enchanted by Vladimir Putin. But for purposes of this story, below is a timeline of the public bromance of Vladimir Putin and Donald J. Trump, which proves that not only is their relationship stronger than ever, but all “trouble in the waters” tabloid level stories are simply a distraction to what is going on behind closed office doors…
- 2013 A simple tweet by D.T. in regards to Putin “being his new best friend”. BBF Tweet
- 2013 Trump is interviewed by MSNBC and states “I do have a relationship and I can tell you that he’s very interested in what we’re doing here today. He’s probably very interested in what you and I are saying today, and I’m sure he’s going to be seeing it in some form.” Interview
- 2014 Trump speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference, where he states, “You know, I was in Moscow a couple months ago, I own the Miss Universe pageant, and they treated me so great. Putin even sent me a present, beautiful present, with a beautiful note. I spoke to all of his people. And, you know, you look at what he’s doing with President Obama. He’s, like, toying with him. He’s toying with him.”CPAC Speech 2014
- 2014 Speaking at the National press club Trump again states “I was in Russia, I was in Moscow recently. And I spoke indirectly — and directly — with President Putin, who could not have been nicer.” NPC 2014
- 2015 Trump mentions Syria in regards to Russia and him being on same “60 minutes” episode as Putin, (but did not state that they did not appear together and were interviewed in different locations and times) Saying “But, as far as the Ukraine is concerned, and you could Syria — as far as Syria, I like — if Putin wants to go in, and I got to know him very well because we were both on ‘60 Minutes,’ we were stablemates, and we did very well that night. But, you know that.”
- 2016 In July, in an attempt to divert attention away from his “relationship” with Putin, as many view as a tyrant, Trump states “I never met Putin, I don’t know who Putin is. He said one nice thing about me. He said I’m a genius. I said thank you very much to the newspaper and that was the end of it. I never met Putin.” 7/16
- 2016 In an appearance on ABC’s “this week” Donald Trump tells interviewer that he has “No relationship with Putin Whatsoever.” ABC “this week”
- 2016 In second national debate, Hillary Clinton accuses Trump of coordinating with Russia for interference in the election to which he replies, “I don’t know Putin. I think it would be great if we got along with Russia because we could fight ISIS together, as an example. But I don’t know Putin.” Debate
- 2017 In February, Trump came out with the following tweet, “I don’t know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy – yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!” Even though the previous month, there was photographic evidence and white house verification that he had spoken with Putin over the phone. (But no recording and was private conversation-not typical in leader to leader conversations.) 2/17 tweet
- 2017 January AG Sally Yates is fired by Trump for not defending travel ban, (but also warned Trump and Pence of Micheal Flynn’s connections with Russia and his lack of transparency coincidentally) AG fired
- 2017 February 14 (Valentine’s day, no less) National Security Advisor Micheal Flynn is forced to resign over Russia connections and not disclosing several meetings with Russian diplomats and Putin. NSA Flynn Resigns
- 2017 March Roger Stone is hit by a car that speeds away, after he has told others that he had been poisoned in late 2016 with the same chemical used to kill a defected ex KGB spy and outspoken critic of Putin, Alexander Litvinenko in 2006. (who claimed before his death that it was the doing of Putin).
- 2017 March Trump continues his unsubstantiated claims of Obama wiretapping him, and after a short investigation, FBI director James Comey admits that there is no evidence to support.
- 2017 March 30 Since Trumps election, 8 Russian politicians, activist, ambassadors all with ties to the Trump/Russia investigations have been found dead, some of obvious homicide. Clinton Watts, senior fellow at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and former FBI agent, testifies that the committee should follow the money funding misinformation websites. Watts then adds a more ominous suggestion: “Follow the trail of dead Russians,” he says.
- 2017 March 31 Micheal Flynn asks to testify about Trump and Russia in exchange for immunity. A move that is usually only made when there is serious guilt on all parties involved.
- 2017 April 3 Serious and deadly chemical attack in rebel held Idlib province in northern Syria. Claiming the lives of 86-100 people mostly civilians, women and children. Wide criticism of Trump who chose to not place sanctions on leader Assad, a known Russian and Putin ally. Trump administration is quick to condemn the attack, not going into details of actions to be taken. (But Syrians are still not allowed to travel to US for Asylum)
- 2017 April 6 Trump, without the okay of congress, launches an airstrike on Syria. Russia was warned ahead of time, and it is reported that the airfield where the attack happened moved personnel to safety as well. (Most likely, they were warned by Russia)
- 2017 April 7 Russia condemns US attack, and makes moves to push back. (Which shows Americans that there is in fact NOT a Russia/US or Putin/Trump connection, and that the honeymoon is definitely OVER right? Wink, Wink)
Is it just me or does this seem like an elaborate set up to distract us, and keep us in fear? That way, the “deals” and secret affair between Putin and Trump can go on away from the public’s prying eyes. Otherwise, if it was really and truly OVER, wouldn’t both parties be airing the scandalous details PUBLICLY, like in any celebrity divorce? OF. COURSE. THEY. WOULD. Don’t fall for it, world. This lover’s spat is just for show.
Never stop asking #WHATABOUTRUSSIA