Why, you may have asked yourself, does Donald Trump never say anything critical about Russian President/mass murderer Vladimir Putin or the nation of Russia? Does Putin have embarrassing photos or videos of Trump in a compromising position? That certainly could be, but perhaps it’s something much more basic, much closer to Trump’s nearly nonexistent heart: Money.
On Facebook, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich posted this suggestion of why Trump is such a fan of all things Russian:
“Here’s the truth: Over the years, Russian oligarchs, friends of Putin, have financed Trump’s projects and lent billions of dollars to Trump’s enterprises. In 2008, Donald Trump Jr., told a real estate conference ‘Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets…we see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.’”
That’s not all, Reich asserts:
“The financial ties don’t end there. Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, a longtime consultant to Viktor Yanukovich, the Russian-backed president of Ukraine who was overthrown in 2014, has done multi-million-dollar business deals with Russian oligarchs. Also: Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, came up through the ranks at Exxon by managing the company’s Russia account.”
So should you wonder why Trump loves Russia so much, Reich has a clue for you:
“Follow the money. Always follow the money.”
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