As Donald Trump takes the helm of the country, and as I have promised before, I am going to begin to document the many lies and broken promises that I expect the Trump presidency will produce. The first one I am going to document is what I have dubbed the America First protocol. Under this protocol, it is expected that the president will make decisions based on the interests of the country over all others.
Unfortunately, Donald Trump says one thing and does another.
At this point we know that the Russians interfered with the presidential elections. Contrary to the general notion, it has not been alleged that the Russians put Donald Trump into office. What has been insinuated is that the Russians hacked DNC computers to compromise the Hillary Clinton campaign by releasing internal documents to the public. Acknowledging this does not mean that Hillary Clinton is not corrupt. Personally, I believe that she is corrupt to the core. That, however, does not negate the fact that voters were influenced by the release of her internal campaign documents. To what extent is up for debate.
We know that the Russians were behind the release of the documents because the US intelligence agencies, all of them, have told the public that it was the Russians. Not one of the country’s intelligence agencies have proffered a different culprit. As all the country’s intelligence agencies agree on this point then we can safely rule out a conspiracy to negate Trump’s election.
Additionally, accepting this premise does not negate the election of Donald Trump as it is unlikely that the released documents affected the outcome to the extent that Trump’s win would be in jeopardy. There are too many other factors at play to blame Clinton’s loss on the Russians.
With these sets of facts, Donald Trump is still resistant to acknowledge that it was the Russians that hacked the DNC computers. There are likely many reasons for this but what I would like to point out today is the farce that is the America First doctrine that Donald Trump supposedly embraces.
As indicated above, we know the Russians are the most likely culprits. All the US intelligence agencies agree on that point.
Donald Trump disagrees and has pointed to Julian Assange’s public pronouncements that it wasn’t the Russians. Forget for a moment the self-serving interests that Assange has and focus on the following:
All the United States security services agree that it was the Russians. The only contradictory evidence provided is Julian Assange, an Australian citizen.
The Russians, have of course, denied any official involvement, as well.
Trump has taken the word of a foreigner, Assange, over the integrity of the whole US intelligence operatives. Trump has also accepted the Russian’s self-serving pleas of innocence.
How is that embracing the America First doctrine that Donald Trump has pledged his presidency on? He takes the word of foreigners over those of his US agencies.
I’d love to listen to the counterpoints to these sets of facts, but, unfortunately, Donald Trump and his supporters do not offer alternative scenarios when the facts do not fit their notion of reality.