Putin makes ‘spectacular’ investment

To the editor:

The current occupant of the White House is Russian president Putin’s choice. He invested quite a few Russian rubles to get this guy elected. Did he get a good return on his investment? His return on that investment has been so spectacular that it would make Warren Buffet green with envy. The current occupant has faithfully executed the Russian script in nearly every respect.

The alliance of economically advanced democracies with the USA in the lead is the major obstacle standing in the way of Putin’s desire to work his way in the world. He wants that alliance broken up with its members fighting among themselves. In that regard the current occupant has followed the Kremlin’s script dutifully and with good results for the Russian autocrat. Consider the current occupant’s recent performance at the meeting of the Group of 7 in Canada, where he went out of his way to insult and alienate the leaders of the world’s leading democracies after suggesting that Putin’s Russia (certainly no democracy) be readmitted to the group.

He left the meeting early to jet off to meet with the worst of the worst Communist dictator, Kim Jong Un, which was not a bad thing, given that he had earlier nearly brought the world to the brink of a terrible war with his puerile behavior, exchanging schoolyard insults with Kim. At the end of the day the score was Kim 100, USA 0, and democracy/human rights minus 100.

Putin is determined to show Russians and the rest of the world that democracy does not work, and that ordinary people cannot be trusted to choose good leaders. His exhibit No. 1 is the current occupant. The current occupant has brought the USA’s moral standing in the world to a new low. Score another one for Putin. Before you vote, ask the candidates where they stand on all of this.

John Burns

Willmar, formerly of Marshall

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