There is little question that Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin would prefer to see Donald Trump win this November’s election for the presidency but his ultra-nationalist friend, confidant and self-styled “Russian Trump” has gone so far as to suggest nuclear war and World War 3 if Hillary Clinton were to win the election.Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore, Flickr
Let’s be clear, I’ve been quite outspoken in my belief that Donald Trump is not fit to kiss my ass much less head the executive branch of the United States government. While this is not necessarily the view of ValueWalk, I”m certain that I’m not alone in thinking this man of nothing more than a Cheetos-colored. megalomaniac misogynist narcissist that’s not nearly intelligent enough to make any of those things work.
But the flamboyant lawmaker, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, might be even worse and that’s quite difficult to do. In recent statements, Zhirinovsky who again models himself after Mr. Trump told Reuters that only Trump could put an end to the rise in tensions between the United States rooted in accused hacking of the election, Syrian airstrikes and support of Assad, the annexation of Crimea and a number of other points of contention.
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Zhirinovsky, who received an award from Putin after his pro-Kremlin Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) came in a close third in a Parliament vote believes that Clinton would exacerbate present tensions and present Russia with a reason for a nuclear war.
“Relations between Russia and the United States can’t get any worse. The only way they can get worse is if a war starts,” said Zhirinovsky from his office in Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in his Reuters’ interview.
“Americans voting for a president on Nov. 8 must realize that they are voting for peace on Planet Earth if they vote for Trump. But if they vote for Hillary it’s war. It will be a short movie. There will be Hiroshimas and Nagasakis everywhere.”
While many view Zhirinovsky in a similar manner to how I and hundreds of millions view Donald Trump, the man also has an audience and Putin’s ear.
There is no question that the United States believes that Russia is doing very little in Syria to battle ISIS as it stated it would upon arrival, but have really focused their efforts on fighting rebels opposed to Assad’s regime and have been hammering rebel positions from the air in and around Aleppo in recent weeks.
And while it will largely prove impossible to prove that the Russian’s were behind the cyber attacks on the Democratic National Committee and the latest WikiLeaks dump, the United States’ government has formerly decreed Russia’s involvement in recent days.
Ok, I have no idea what or whom Blue Trump but it did kind of remind me of a Dr. Seuss book, which while far-fetched doesn’t necessarily sound as crazy as a number of things that come out of Orange Trump’s mouth. Orange Trump is, of course, Donald Trump as he’s, well, orange and Red Trump just seems a name to give to someone who clearly admires Donald Trump and used to be a communist turned whatever the hell Putin is these days.
He’s loud, bombastic, not particularly bright and craves that spotlight and media attention giving him hours of free airtime and free coverage while also receiving millions of votes from a reasonably uneducated working class. Sound familiar?
Not unlike Trump, Zhirinovsky, is a big fan of walls calling for a wall made of barbed wire that would separate the Muslim majorities of the south from the rest of Russia, kind of a hybrid between Trump’s border wall with Mexico and his call for a Muslim immigration ban. While he didn’t say the Muslim’s would have to pay for it, just give it more time.
After meeting Drumpf in 2002, Zhirinovsky began bandying about the fact that the two are the same given their disdain for women and our country first attitude. He’s even gone so far as to suggest that he would like to have a DNA test along with Drump to see if they might be related.
While the comparisons needn’t stop there, trust me I could do this all day, the biggest difference between the two is that Zhirinovsky has decades of experience as both a lawmaker and political insider having had a seat in the Duma for well over twenty years. Trump, of course, points out both by words, action and stupidity that his is not a seasoned politician. It’s possible that this has never been more pronounced than his Twitter ranting (yesterday) aimed at Paul Ryan, John McCain, and others that aren’t doing his bidding when he produces another blunder, gaffe, or belief that he can commit sexual assault.
Four weeks before the election and Trump thinks this is how he should spend his time certainly shows he is no Zhirinovsky.
Putin has called The Cheeto “very talented” and Trump has never shied from their ongoing bromance, which I’ve written extensively about here on ValueWalk and other sites.
“He (Trump) won’t care about Syria, Libya and Iraq and why an earth should America interfere in these countries? And Ukraine. Who needs Ukraine?,” said Zhirinovsky who also praised Trump’s comments on NATO and the United States role in the organization.
“Trump will have a brilliant chance to make relations more peaceful … He’s the only one who can do this,” he said, while even going so far as to put Trump up for a Nobel Peace Prize were he able to do this, surely music to the Donald’s ears.
Of course, at present, Trump has a snowball’s chance in a hell of winning the presidency barring some major outside influence like the mother of all Wikileaks dumps, or a major terrorist attack and Trump might even overshadow those as he did the last dump with his Access Hollywood “locker room talk” that it most certainly isn’t unless perhaps you’re talking about the Penn State locker room of the last couple decades.
Speaking of Secretary Clinton, “She craves power. Her view is that Hillary is the most important person on the planet, that America is an exceptional country, as Barack Obama said,” said Zhirinovsky. “That’s dangerous. She could start a nuclear war.”
“Most Americans should choose Donald because men have been leading for millions of year. You can’t take the risk of having one of the richest, most powerful countries led by a woman president,” he said. The Donald by contrast only says this by using the word “stamina” repeatedly.
“Men all round the world sometimes say such things that are just for their comrades. We must only consider his business (and political) qualities,” he said defending Donald’s “locker room talk.”
These two are treats.
“Victory for Trump would be a gift to humanity. But if Hillary Clinton wins it will be the last U.S. president ever,” again speaking to nuclear annihilation.