It is obvious that Donald Trump will be our president – and that Russia won the election.
Whether through WikiLeaks or Russian President Vladimir Putin, the American public was shafted. Although Trump initially denied the Russian influence, saying that the voting machines weren’t hacked, it was the minds of voters that were hacked by the constant release of negative information about Hillary Clinton – weeks and weeks of propaganda, first released by the Russians and then picked up by our media. To quote someone I know who voted for Trump, “I think Hillary is a reasonable person, but she is so caught up with all this stuff that I hear about that I can’t vote for her.”
Trump played into the hands of Putin, the former head of the KGB, Russia’s spy network. Trump and all Americans should be outraged by the Russian tactics instead of defending them against our intelligence professionals. To further stick his finger into our eyes, Trump has nominated a secretary of state who has close ties to Russia and its oil magnates. Remember, Russia has invaded Crimea illegally. Putin has ordered the deaths of his political enemies, and overall is laughing up his sleeve.
Trump has managed to make Putin the No. 1 leader in the world. This is disgraceful, traitorous business, and America must wake up to the vicious attacks on our basic democratic ideals that were hacked by Putin and supported by his lackey, Trump.
Will I get a tweet about this?
Lowell Greenbaum, Ph.D.
(The writer is chairman emeritus of the Richmond County Democratic Party.)