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Don Jr. Caught Pushing Putin’s Talking Points and People are Demanding Answers
Nothing makes the slaughter in Ukraine in any way worthwhile. None of it should’ve ever happened. But one of the things that the unprovoked Russian invasion into Ukraine has done is it has exposed just how much control Putin has over certain Republican politicians, starting with Donald Trump, of course, but also extending out past Cawthorn, Gosar, Tucker, Tulsi, Marjorie Taylor-Greene and Jim Jordan.
But now, noted statesman Donald Trump Junior, who knows nothing about international relations, or even his own American government, has unknowingly exposed himself while attempting to “own” the libs and Joe Biden. As the viral tweet says, if there was ever any doubt that “the Trumps” (plural) are all controlled by Moscow, Don Jr. removes all doubt by arguing on behalf of “the Trumps” (which is trending on Twitter).
As everyone knows, having watched Russia invade Ukraine, Finland, and Sweden, which both share far northern borders with Russia, have both sought to join NATO, hoping that doing so will keep Putin from ever considering invading their nation. Given that both are free, democratic countries, it would seem as though this is their right to petition and that it would certainly be a guarantee of safety if successful.
Putin doesn’t like having his neighbors join NATO, of course, because he is no threat to them. But Putin is even more threatened by having strong democracies on his borders, which is why he invaded Ukraine. Neither reason is justification for invading a country, obviously.
But Don Jr. thinks that Vladimir Putin should be allowed to determine who does and doesn’t join NATO. Unknowingly, that is just how Junior’s tweet is framed. Junior presupposes that Putin is allowed to do what he wants with countries on his borders and IF the United States allows a country to join NATO, then somehow it is the United States’ and NATO’s fault that Russia invades. Without having any idea what he’s doing, he shows the world that he’s entirely under Putin’s control:
I get there’s nothing going on at home that Congress could be worrying about, but after decades of not being in NATO and being just fine isn’t the notion of eliminating this buffer zone a little bit how the Ukraine invasion started? https://t.co/MptrZyYT5q
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 16, 2022
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And Twitter was more than happy to point it out to him:
— leewah (@leewah) May 17, 2022
@DonaldJTrumpJr should just keep snorting his coke and addorall and leave the mature leader’s alone. I know he’s mad that his dad couldn’t cut anything except a fart in the 4 years, he was in office. 😜🤷🏼♂️ https://t.co/qQohe5eMUd
— Mark Tween (@MarkTween11) May 17, 2022
The Putin Trump party. https://t.co/jqxH0rY8IL
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) May 17, 2022
Baby bone spurs tasking that brain again. Dude is so dumb. Russia loves their useful idiots. Go NATO! https://t.co/AbQ9QGH8St
— Citizen Patriot (@trumpinapeach) May 17, 2022
Don Jr. doesn't believe in Finnish sovereignty, apparently. https://t.co/eMuEFiyYmx
— The American Crisis (@PaineOfCrisis) May 17, 2022
Move to Ukraine, see what life is like living next to Russia being bomb should be fun don't you think?
Oh, wait you will just move to Russia your source of funding, oh wait Russia is under sanctions where will your Daddy get his money now? https://t.co/dbxBhvtLPc
— Eddie James (@Ja1537Eddie) May 17, 2022
Don’t feed the troll don’t feed the troll don’t feed the troll NO, YOU IDIOT THAT’S NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT HOW IT STARTED ah shit https://t.co/pYsjngiH78
— Ted Brogan 🌻 (@TedBrogan2) May 17, 2022
So just admit you’re a Russian sympathizer, and not “America First” and be done with it. https://t.co/L69KDnjQcf
— REDDOG💉💉💉😷 🇺🇦🌻Stand with Ukraine 🌻🇺🇦 (@ReddogOHIO) May 17, 2022
EXACTLY RIGHT. It is not America First. It is Trump First, which means doing Putin’s bidding.
[email protected], @JasonMiciak, with Nicole Hickman