Democratic Party of Wisconsin
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As Donald Trump Cozies Up To Vladimir Putin, Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Sean Duffy Continue To Support His Campaign

Trump's praise for the Russian leader is unprecedented from a candidate running for President of the United States.

By - Sep 8th, 2016 04:01 pm
Donald Trump. Image from campaign website.

Donald Trump. Image from campaign website.

MADISON — During last night’s Commander-in-Chief forum, Donald Trump once again heaped praised on Russian President Vladimir Putin, all while insulting the brave women and men in our military. Prior to pursuing a political career, Putin served as a KGB agent and is suspected of playing a role in the deaths of his political rivals as well as journalists who dare publish unfavorable pieces about the Russian President.

Trump was put to the test last night and he showed the voters once again just how unfit and unqualified he is for the highest office in the land.

Trump’s praise for the Russian leader is unprecedented from a candidate running for President of the United States, however, Trump still hasn’t crossed the line for Speaker Paul Ryan or Rep. Sean Duffy who continue to support Donald Trump’s campaign.

In separate interviews, both Speaker Ryan and Rep. Duffy split with Trump and his comments praising the Russian leader. But even after watching Trump double-down on his admiration for Putin last night, both Ryan and Duffy still can’t bring themselves to criticize Trump or denounce his entire campaign.

“Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Sean Duffy have zero courage to stand up to their party’s nominee, as evidenced by their continued support for Donald Trump as he insulted Gold Star parents, demeaned our military, claimed to know more about ISIS than our top generals, and lied about his donation history in support of veterans’ charities.” Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Brandon Weathersby said on Thursday. “Donald Trump proves he shouldn’t be anywhere near the White House every time he speaks and last night was no exception. Ryan and Duffy should do what’s best for Wisconsinites and denounce Trump’s campaign once and for all.”

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2 thoughts on “As Donald Trump Cozies Up To Vladimir Putin, Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Sean Duffy Continue To Support His Campaign”

  1. ErikKC says:

    Trump never saw a sociopathic totalitarian he didn’t love.

    On North Korea’s Kim Jong-un:

    “You’ve got to give him credit. How many young guys — he was like 26 or 25 when his father died — take over these tough generals, and all of a sudden — you know, it’s pretty amazing when you think of it. How does he do that? Even though it is a culture, and it’s a cultural thing, he goes in, he takes over, he’s the boss. It’s incredible

    However, the sociopathic totalitarian he loves most is… Trump.

    I’m wondering. Has he made any statements about Assad?

  2. Jefferson Madison says:

    In addition to Trump’s repeated public dispays of affection for old-school KGB commie Putin:

    “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump’s son, Donald Jr., told a real estate conference in 2008, according to an account posted on the website of eTurboNews, a trade publication. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

    Everyone knows about Manafort and his lobbying efforts on behalf of Pro-Russian Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych. I guess the “Russian Agent” thing has yet to be determined by the FBI, but close enough for me.

    Los Angeles Times “In a shift, Republican platform doesn’t call for arming Ukraine against Russia, spurring outrage” 7/21/16:

    “Originally, the GOP platform was to call for providing Ukraine with weapons in addition to the substantial non-lethal aid the U.S. already provides, according to congressional reports.

    After Trump surrogates reportedly intervened, the final passage supports “providing appropriate assistance” to Ukraine, but doesn’t mention providing arms to the government in Keiv.”

    “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing…I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens.” D. Trump 7/27/16

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