Almost everyday, we’re inundated with new revelations about Donald Trump’s connections and involvement with shady Russian officials, who successfully disrupted our most sacred democratic process, the election of the President of the United States. The consistency and the pace of these new revelations, can be considered overwhelming to the extent of diluting the more sensational and impeachable accusations against our sitting president.
Since Trump has taken the oath of office, swearing to uphold the allegiance of our nation above all other duties, it appears that he was already compromised by the Russians before even taking that solemn oath.
Trump dismisses the avalanche of allegations with his often repeated defense, “fake news.” A tactic that’s designed to question the credibility of his critics and sow seeds of doubt into the minds of his avid followers.
In light of all the pending scandals, we must ask ourselves, why would a candidate for the highest office in the land, subject himself to potential treason and risk the security of the nation? The answer is that he never expected to win. Trump has made his “fortune” by cutting deals and charging a lucrative licensing fee for his name to be associated with prized real estate around the world.
The Trump Moscow Project is a great example of his ambitious desire to expand his empire and become friendly with Putin. So why would someone who was pursuing a flagship project in Russia, with shady officials amidst allegations of money laundering, not expect to be exposed at some point during their presidency?
Surely, he knew the risks in attempting to hide his ambitions while serving as the Commander-in-Chief. Despite Trump’s non-stop campaigning during the 2016 election, he knew that he was not favored to win. But Trump was planning to win by “losing,” there were reports that he was planning to launch a Fox News rival, called TrumpTV, and use that platform to poison a Clinton presidency and further enrich himself.
However, as we’re all aware, he won, he actually won. Trump seemed shell shocked on election night, his wife seemed especially shocked at the outcome, which may have been based on unconfirmed reports that they were planning to divorce after the election. Trump divorcing his wife after a few years of marriage doesn’t seem far-fetched. His previous high-profile divorces of Ivana Trump and Marla Maples, were suspiciously timed around fast approaching pre-nuptial expirations.
According to Axios, Trump did not have a completed acceptance speech prepared on the night of the election. He and his team were prepared to concede and return to their lives as private citizens, and Trump was probably looking forward to dating younger women again, playing golf more often, closing real estate deals and expanding his empire.
Despite the poll numbers prior to the election, Trump campaigned with indefatigable vigor. He constantly jetted around the country, making speeches, greeting his followers and signing his ubiquitous MAGA hats. All of this effort was to demonstrate that he was not a quitter, but with Putin’s help, his campaign was able to distort Clinton’s message and ultimately propel him to the presidency.
Trump may not have been fully aware of the Russians’ ability to create chaos and discord in the presidential election, but Putin and his minions, through the use of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts and polling data supplied by Kushner and Bannon, successfully undermined Clinton’s credibility.
I doubt that Trump actually wanted to be president, he may have wanted the title, but not the actual work involved in leading the country and arguably the free world. As the old saying goes, “Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.”