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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:06 AM

Russian media is using Trump and Giuliani's statements as part of their effort to destroy Ukraine

Russian media is using Trump and Giuliani's statements as part of their effort to destroy Ukraine

by Mark Sumner, Daily Kos Staff

https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1906191

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Traditionally, Finland has been rated the happiest nation on the planet. With its top ratings for healthy life expectancy, great social support systems, and its fantastic new team of young women leading the way, it’s not hard to see why. On the other hand, Russia, home to short-lived journalists and the vodka breakfast, has always been way down on the charts. But there are reasons why Russia’s happiness is rising, even if its healthcare system and crime rates are still heading in the wrong direction … because what is happiness if it’s not enjoying a good laugh? And Russia is definitely laughing about the success of its 2016 interference scheme.

As the Daily Beast reports, broadcasters on Russian state television have turned America’s travails into a regular source of humor. That includes not-half-joking suggestions that when Donald Trump finally leaves office, there will always be a place for him in Moscow.

One host on ITAR-TASS, Russia’s oldest and largest news agency, suggested that it might be time to ready another apartment in the Moscow district where Paul Manafort’s previous client, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, now lives in exile after he was forced out in protests against his pro-Russian government. But, of course, Trump isn’t expecting a measly apartment. He’s expecting an entire apartment building, the one that was put on temporary hold only months after Trump had secured the Republican nomination. The one in which Trump had promised a penthouse to Putin.

And there’s no doubt that Trump is still earning his block in Moscow, because his unflagging support of Putin—and the damage he’s doing in Ukraine—has become a part of Russia’s propaganda effort that’s working to depress Ukraine, instill fear, and support Putin’s military effort to take more Ukrainian territory. Russian broadcasters are issuing statements such as, “There are no disagreements or contradictions between Trump and Russia.” Not only does that appear to be shockingly true, but it’s an effective message in making Ukrainians and the Ukraine government understand that their position is weak and that U.S. support is no deeper than the momentary attention brought by the impeachment inquiry.

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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:25 AM

1. he'll be fine in russia

all he needs is a trump tower for himself shared with oligarchs, fox news, twitter, trump TV network - RT, mcdonalds and, of course, endless supply of young russian women, Melania is way too old for him now so they’re both unhappy.

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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:28 AM

2. ...until they finally revolt against Putin.

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