Trump thumps Kim in the chest while Sanders thumps Putin. Both are completely wrongheaded, ignorant approaches.Did US Senator Bernie Sanders really say this? "We saw this anti-democratic effort take place in the 2016 election right here in the United States, where we now know that the Russian government was engaged in a massive effort to undermine one of our greatest strengths: The integrity of our elections, and our faith in our own democracy.
"I found it incredible, by the way, that when the President of the United States spoke before the United Nations on Monday, he did not even mention that outrage.
"Well, I will. Today I say to Mr. Putin: we will not allow you to undermine American democracy or democracies around the world. In fact, our goal is to not only strengthen American democracy, but to work in solidarity with supporters of democracy around the globe, including in Russia. In the struggle of democracy versus authoritarianism, we intend to win."
Yes, he said it. Look Bernie, there has been absolutely zero evidence supplied showing that Russia "engaged in a massive effort to undermine one of our greatest strengths: The integrity of our elections...." In exactly what way did Russia undermine the integrity of the election? Be specific. Be prepared to back it up with substantiating evidence rising to the level that doesn't fit mere negative and false propaganda against the Russian state/government. Simply pointing out what private Russians said somewhere won't suffice. Simply pointing out facts stated by Russian media won't suffice either.
I find it interesting that the Senator can make such claims against Russia while he backed Hillary Clinton for President after her campaign definitely colluded against his supporters and him.
Mr. Sanders also called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. That's an extremely serious accusation for which no actual evidence has been forthcoming. President Putin, more than any other Russian, has been responsible for the revitalization of the Russian economy and the improvement of the general welfare of the Russian People. He did that while now stopping the Islamic State dead in its tracks and then reversing it (to end soon in its final and utter destruction), a monstrously terroristic organization that the US, under President Obama, did relatively nothing (thereby actually aiding and facilitating it).
The Senator sounded plenty of solid themes in his speech, but he sounded too much the identity and closet-liberal-interventionist (possible Zionist) politician still to suit me.