Trump Was Chosen to Damage America, and He Succeeded

Trump gave Putin exactly what he wanted

Vladimir Putin is warmly welcomed to Japan by President Donald Trump (Shealah Craighead/White House)
James Clapper called Trump a Russian asset. (Jay Godwin/Flickr)

Damage to U.S. reputation

Even though Trump is on his way out of the White House and headed to God knows where, Putin is happy. The United States is in chaos, its international reputation is tarnished and the new Biden administration will spend years repairing Trump’s damage. And there’s also the likelihood that the money-hungry Trump will trade secrets for cash. It sounds like Putin got everything he wanted.

Trump weakened American democracy.

Trumpism worsened America’s racial divisions

Making Putin happy

How the World Sees the U.S. Under Trump (YouTube)

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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