President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are more like bros than Cold War enemies. Their relationship raises concerns for a few reasons. When the president says, “Look at Putin. He’s doing a great job in rebuilding the image of Russia and also rebuilding Russia period,” Americans wonder why their commander-in-chief is so sycophantic toward a United States opponent.
Putin is rumored to kill journalists who give their unsavory opinions about their president, and he may not be a killer. However, he’s purported to be one, so the hearsay alone should make Trump concerned.
In an interview with Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, the former reality star seemed unperturbed.
“He’s running his country, and at least he’s a leader, unlike what we have on this country. I think our country does plenty of killing also, Joe, so you know,” he states (a little too emphatically).
He even seemed offended Scarborough would utter Putin’s reputation, but his response isn’t a surprise. Trump’s admiration for Putin is obvious, and his affirmations for his colleague have been documented throughout his campaign and presidency. Trump’s love isn’t unrequited, though.
Putin also shares his thoughts about the American man, too. “He is a bright and talented person without any doubt. [He has] an outstanding and talented personality,” the Russian says.
They appear to have a brotherly bond, but is foul play involved?
FBI’s James Comey is on the case. While the two men appear on amicable terms, political motivation might be a driving factor. Russia might’ve helped Trump win the 2016 presidential election, but the question is why?
Comey and his team are trying to uncover the answer(s). “The FBI investigation would examine possible links between individuals in the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. The FBI would also assess whether crimes were committed,” an article relays.
The FBI’s interest was piqued by Russian hackers leaking shady emails of Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. The bureau’s suspicions were confirmed when “Late last summer the Russians concluded that Mr. Trump had no chance of winning, based on polls at the time, and so focused on undermining Mrs. Clinton,” Comey says.
Trump and Putin’s bromance may be alive and well now, but their relationship’s facing the pressure of outside forces. Are they really meant to be, or are they in a toxic affair? The FBI’s going to find out, so stay tuned.