Bad enough that Trump has needlessly handed China a major victory, getting nothing in return.*
Or that with all his talk of banning Muslims he has advanced ISIS’s effort to ignite a war of civilizations.
The person who’s really happy about Trump’s election is Putin, who dismantled Russia’s fragile democracy and is now hard at work on ours.
All without firing a shot. (Except for killing the occasional journalist or political opponent.)
From Foreign Affairs: “Russia’s Art of War.”
Trump, writes Mark Sumner for Daily Kos — perhaps recognizing this — “has successfully buried the story that worries him most.”
Don’t let him. Click the links and spread the word.
*Instead of pulling out of Obama’s TransPacific Partnership, Hillary would have won a few face-saving improvements and then signed it.
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