So much for the Democrats’ long-standing allegation that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are cut from the same cloth and that if Russia had its druthers, they would prefer to see Trump win reelection.
While appearing in an interview with state-run Rossiya TV, the Russian president said he is prepared to work with either man who wins the election but emphasized that Democrats share an “ideological basis” with Russia and that those ideas are what gave rise to the Communist Party.
The Russian leader took aim at Joe Biden’s increasingly critical view of his country. “As for the Democratic candidate, what can I say? We can hear rather sharp anti-Russian rhetoric, as well,” Putin said. “Regrettably, we have become used to this. But … the Democratic Party is traditionally closer to the so-called liberal values, closer to social democratic ideas, if compared to Europe. And it was from the social democratic environment that the Communist Party evolved.”
?"The Democratic Party is traditionally closer to the so-called liberal values, closer to social democratic ideas," Putin said. "And it was from the social democratic environment that the Communist Party evolved."https://t.co/mTMMJz6EQ4
— Jack Maxey (@JackMaxey1) October 22, 2020
Putin: While Democrats Share Our Communist Ideology, Trump Was Very Hard on Us
Putin denied accusations by United States intelligence agencies that his country has interfered in American elections, a highly disputed contention. He went on to suggest that President Trump has been very hard on Russia.
Putin said that, while their current administrations have been involved in creating “positive steps … taken to build Russian-American relations,” the president has been behind some very strict actions.
“The greatest number of various kinds of restrictions and sanctions were introduced during the Trump presidency,” he claimed. “Decisions on imposing new sanctions or expanding previous ones were made 46 times.”
The myth that Donald Trump is Vladimir Putin’s puppet just won’t die, even though ample evidence demonstrates that the president’s policy toward Russia has actually been surprisingly hardline and confrontational. https://t.co/25RcGFZELB
— The American Conservative (@amconmag) October 11, 2020
Putin went on to lament the “very drastic step” President Trump took withdrawing from a nuclear proliferation treaty. Trump announced in February that he would remove the United States from the INF, an arms control accord signed by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987.
Despite Complaints of Russian Aggression, Democrats Want to Defund the Pentagon
Rep. Ilhan Omar and a democratic socialist group recently shared a call by Missouri congressional candidate Cori Bush to “defund the Pentagon.”
It is a particularly odd message for a party that has consistently warned of a threat from Russia ever since Trump took office, a party who doesn’t believe he has been tough enough on Putin.
The Senate Budget Chair after defunding the Pentagon pic.twitter.com/UILrEVrMBZ
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) October 20, 2020
Putin has said that Trump’s withdrawal from the INF “was a very drastic step” and “a big danger to international stability and security.”
The Pentagon might be crucial in dealing with that kind of threat.
During the Democratic primary debates, then-candidate Michael Bloomberg blasted Senator Bernie Sanders and the rest of the party’s plans to dismantle capitalism – which is really a total government takeover of the economy.
“This is ridiculous,” Bloomberg charged. “We’re not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that. Other countries tried that. It was called communism and it just didn’t work.”
Putin seems to agree that Democrats are closely aligned with his ideals.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession