One needs to be careful to refute allegations or even suspicions that Trump, as president, is acting as a Russian or Saudi asset. But when one learns of Trump’s use of intelligence reports and hears that Trump likes to gain leverage over our allies while deepening his friendship with some of the world’s monsters, it’s almost impossible to let go of some considerations. The New York Times reports that Trump is most interested in intelligence that he can use to influence our friends like Merkel, Trudeau and Macron, rather than protecting us from Kim, Xi Jinping and Putin Information required for the violation.
according to era:
“As President, Donald J. Trump has shown his greatest interest in intelligence briefings when the conversation revolves around his personal relationships with world leaders and the power at his fingertips . . .
“Mr. Trump read intelligence briefings on foreign counterparts both before and after the call with them. He was in a hurry Deepen ties with dictators such as North Korea’s Kim Jong Un or Xi Jinping China’s Jinping and gain influence over allies he doesn’t like Like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,”
It can’t be a coincidence that Trump personally dislikes some of the world’s least corrupt and respected leaders. Trump’s interests and actions mirror expectations of Vladimir Putin, which are also highly suspect. It’s almost impossible to imagine Vladimir Putin and Justin Trudeau developing a personal friendship. Macron will never have a strong interest in Kim Jong Un.
Trump is also naive:
“Mr Trump’s interactions with many world leaders have been the subject of gossip columns over the years, fascinated by what the CIA learned from his international counterparts’ alleged extramarital affairs — not because he intended to use them Information confronted them, the former official said, but because he found it funny.
Trump will boast he knows “illegal details” of Macron’s sex life. An adult U.S. president only wants to know these details to protect Macron and possibly issue a warning that an adversary could have his information. Of course, this assumes that the President of the United States cares about our allies.
Needless to say, now is a bad time to hear Trump’s flippant and naive use of intelligence gathered by some of the worst and endangered people on the planet.
@JasonMiciak believes a day without learning is a day without life. He is a political writer, feature writer, author and lawyer. A dual Canadian-born citizen, he spent his teenage and college years in the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. He now enjoys the life of a single father to a young girl, writing on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. He enjoys making pots, cooking and is currently researching the philosophy of science, religion and non-mathematical principles behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please feel free to get in touch for a presentation or any concerns.