Donald Trump

Donald Trump: Grandmaster of Political Game – Dmitry Minin

Donald Trump’s Trump Cards
Guest Article by Dmitry Minin

Strategic Culture Foundation
December 31, 2015

slavdec31sThey say name spells the destiny. Donald Trump could be a good example of that. Being a grandmaster of political game he has become the wild-card in the high-stakes card game called the US election race. Evidently, Trump has fallen out of favor with media. At that he is the clear leader of the 2016 presidential campaign leaving behind all other GOP candidates.

His rivals cherished hopes that his recently made statement demanding «total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States» would show that what he says runs contrary to the political correctness rules established in America today. As it happened, many voters who see current administration as weak and ineffective on terrorism, support what Trump says. Besides, Trump explained that his words were distorted. He never said the ban should be permanent. The frontrunner recommended to introduce it on temporary basis until a coherent anti-terrorist national strategy is in place. He hit the nail right on the head choosing this issue as a trump card. A survey conducted before the debates in the days after Trump made his controversial call to ban Muslims from entering the United States showed him having 41 percent support and opening up a 27-point lead over the next closest contender Ted Cruz ahead of December 15 Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas.

slavdec31r63 percent of those backing the Ted Cruz said they’d be satisfied with Trump as the nominee. Many of them belong to national minorities normally believed to be opponents of the extravagant billionaire. It proves the Trump’s electoral base is expanding. The super-rich Trump enjoys the highest support (54%) among blue-collar workers. The series of GOP primary elections and caucuses are scheduled for February 1, 2016. There is no time left to change the trend or improve the position of Jeb Bush, the favorite son of GOP establishment and a hopeless outsider in the race. Trump appears to make his impromptus and escapades match the mindset of US voters with security concerns prevailing over economy (a traditional priority issue in the past) as top issues with 20 percent lead. The Republican race leader has also taken advantage of another trend he noticed was taking place – ordinary people don’t think security will be improved if superpowers become rivals again, even if the competition takes a different form than before. Official propaganda and politicians, including the majority of Trump’s rivals from the both parties, try to paint Moscow as a threat. These attempts have failed being out of touch with reality. It’s not easy to create an image of enemy without producing any evidence. Life shows the real threat is quite different. It comes from those who conduct terrorist activities across the whole globe. To great extent, these forces owe their emergence and existence to the very same people who hold power in the United States. Many Americans believe that it would be much better for the US if Russia were an ally, not an enemy, in the fight against this evil. The very fact that Donald Trump realizes this reality is a feather in his hat.

The December 15 event in Las Vegas was the final Republican debate before the election year begins.

The Russia-US relationship was mainly mentioned in the context of Syria’s conflict. Trump continued to insist that the fight against the Islamic State was the prime objective. He called Syria President Assad a «bad guy», but said that all other goals, including Assad’s removal from office, were of secondary importance. «We have to get rid of ISIS first. After we get rid of ISIS, we’ll start thinking about it. But we can’t be fighting Assad. And when you’re fighting Assad, you are fighting Russia, you’re fighting – you’re fighting a lot of different groups. But we can’t be fighting everybody at one time», Trump said.

This reasonable view was countered by the spate of bellicose, hardly relevant and often quite ridiculous statements. For instance, Ohio Governor John Richard Kasich said: «And for the Russians, frankly, it’s time that we punched the Russians in the nose. They’ve gotten away with too much in this world, and we need to stand up against them, not just there, but also in Eastern Europe where they threaten some of our most precious allies».

slavdec31qCarly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, said the United States should speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin from the position of power and set up a no-fly zone in Syria. New Jersey governor Chris Christie said ditto. If he were commander-in-chief Christie would order Russian planes that violate a no-fly zone in Syria to be shot down. «Yes we would shoot down the planes of Russian pilots, if in fact they were stupid enough to think that this president was the same feckless weakling that the president we have in the Oval office is right now», the governor said.

Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul disapproved the Christie’s statements. «Well, I think if you’re in favor of World War III, you have your candidate», he said. «My goodness, what we want in a leader is someone with judgment, not someone who is so reckless as to stand on the stage and say, ‘Yes, I’m jumping up and down; I’m going to shoot down Russian planes.’ Russia already flies in that airspace. It may not be something we’re in love with, the fact that they’re there, but they were invited by Iraq and by Syria to fly in that airspace. And so if we announce we’re going to have a no-fly zone – and others have said this. Hillary Clinton is also for it. It is a recipe for disaster. It’s a recipe for World War III. We need to confront Russia from a position of strength, but we don’t need to confront Russia from a point of recklessness that would lead to war», Paul clarified his views.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush also tried to jump into the conversation about Russia. According to him, he is better qualified to deal with Putin than Trump because he will rely on the assessments offered by experts. «I won’t get my information from the shows», he added (the former governor suggested that Trump was actually watching cartoons). But Bush is hopelessly trailing behind; few listen to what he says.

Donald Trump was the winner of Tuesday night’s fifth GOP presidential debate, a new poll says. Thirty-five percent of registered Republicans think Trump won the contest in Las Vegas and former Gov. Jeb Bush was the debate’s loser.

It’s worth to mention the indirect dialogue between candidate Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin after the debates. According to Politico, «The love between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin appears to be mutual».

In his annual year-end press-conference on December 17, Putin called the Republican presidential candidate «a very bright and talented man», as well as an «absolute leader» in the race for the presidency. «He says that he wants to move to another level of relations, to a deeper level of relations with Russia. How can we not welcome that? Of course we welcome it», the Russian President said.

«It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond», the unfazed GOP presidential front-runner told supporters at a rally in Columbus, Ohio. «I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other towards defeating terrorism and restoring world peace, not to mention trade and all of the other benefits derived from mutual respect», he added.

slavdec31pIn an interview with Fox News Trump said many conflicts in the world take place because the two presidents did not get along. «His dislike for President Obama – and it’s a mutual thing – is terrible. That’s why you see all the conflict, all the problems, all the hatred. If we can’t work with Russia, that’s not a good thing», Trump said.

Making predictions about the results of the 2016 presidential race is apparently an unrewarding work. Let’s not forget that Donald Trump not only slammed the failed foreign policy of the current administration. He challenged the two-party political system. There are many ways to shuffle the cards, even if one has all the aces. But Donald Trump has already played an important role in the political life of his country. The trump cards he plays to attract the attention of American people (the real fight against terrorism and the normalization of relations with Russia) cannot just be forgotten and vanish in the hays. After him any US politician will have to think twice about the wisdom of adopting anti-Russian rhetoric and supporting the idea of confrontation with Russia if such policy does not match public sentiments and real national interests. In practical terms, he or she will have to take into consideration the opinion of voters.

[More links available at source.]

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

News from Novorossiya

Wednesday September 5, 2018 - Breaking News from DONETSK and LUGANSK Today

News from Novorossiya

Editorial on Donbass Elections, Donetsk Leadership and Quemado Institute Future Coverage / By Karl Pomeroy, Quemado Institute Chief Editor / Quemado Institute / November 4, 2018

News from Novorossiya

"There is every reason to believe Kiev regime behind Zakharchenko’s murder." -- Maria Zakharova on the assassination of Alexander Zakharchenko - TASS - August 31, 2018

Quemado Institute World

We Told You That Once The Establishment Silenced Assange, The Rest Of The Media Would Be Next: We Were Right - By Elizabeth Vos - Disobedient Media - August 17, 2018

Quemado Institute Opinion

Opinion: The Eulogy Of An Immortal Russiagate Scandal - By Elizabeth Vos - Disobedient Media - August 17, 2018

Quemado Institute Report

Quagmire Gets Deeper as Globalists Push for War – Finian Cunningham, James George Jatras, Brian Cloughley - Strategic Culture Foundation - August 13, 2018

Quemado Institute Opinion

Freedom of speech in the United States was finally strangled. Who is next? -By Andrey Afanasyev - Katehon.com - August 17, 2018

Quemado Institute World

Julian Assange in Immense Danger - James Cogan - May 14, 2018 - Ecuador Hints It May Hand Over Assange

Quemado Institute Culture Page

Puccini's Most Beautiful Aria - Adriana Martino sings "Quando men vo", Scala, 1965 - From the 1965 movie production of the opera La Boheme, directed by renowned Italian film-maker Franco Zefirelli, under the musical direction of Herbert Von Karajan.

Day of Sorrow August 31 2018

Donetsk People’s Republic Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko, one of the greatest of world leaders, was assassinated today, August 31, 2018, no doubt by Ukrainian saboteurs. He gave his life willingly for the freedom of his country. Let us know he has not died in vain.

For those who mourn the death of DPR President Alexander Zakharchenko, there is some consolation to be found in the comment section at The Saker.

Full Report at NEWS FROM NOVOROSSIYA

Quemado Institute Syria Page

Syrian Refugees Return Home: Buy Why Not From Europe? - By Sophie Mangal - August 16, 2018

News from Novorossiya

Ukrainian forces shell DPR with two dozen rounds over past 24 hours – JCCC / Thursday, March 8, 2018

Quemado Institute Syria Page

Situation Worsens in Syrian South: US Defends Terrorists while Israel Strikes Deal with Russia - By Sophie Mangal - June 20, 2018

Quemado Institute World

Does S400 Make F35 Obsolete? Full Analysis by Defense Updates - The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II which is a single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters is undergoing final testing by the United States.

Quemado Institute Report

Syria Strike Fails: US, Britain, France Bomb Damascus Friday April 13 2018 - By Kennedy Applebaum - Based on as-it-happened on-site reports by Twitter source AJSB

Quemado institute Syria Page

How British Media Publish Hoaxes on Syria - April 8, 2018 - An article from The Guardian titled “Biggest airstrikes in a year hit Syria after rebels shoot down Russian jet” claims that “Russian and Syrian jets have bombed up to 18 towns across north-west Syria . . . Click image to read more.

Quemado Institute Modern Physics

Quantum Theory of Gravitation - by Vasily Yanchilin - Posted April 12, 2018 - A fascinating new approach to gravity and cosmology, this film is about The Quantum Theory of Gravitation discovered by Russian scientist Vasily Yanchilin.

Quemado Institute Culture Page

Reinhold Messner - World's Greatest Mountaineer - VIDEO Interview set in the Italian Alps

News from Novorossiya

Donbass News - Full Report - December 24, 2017 - SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION

Quemado Institute Syria Page

US supports Kurds in Syria: Turks react - By Mehmet Ersoy - January 27, 2018 - The Operation Olive Branch in northern Syria started five days ago. Five days ago the Afrin region became a possible hotbed of a full-scale . . . CLICK TO READ MORE>>

News from Novorossiya

The Silent War in the Donbas - Frontline Accounts of Volunteers Fighting in the Trenches - VIDEO by Vesti News - December 23, 2017

News from Novorossiya

US takes decision to supply lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine - TASS - December 23, 2017

News from Novorossiya

APU Has Begun Preparations for Seizure of Two Villages in Mariupol Direction - Eduard Basurin - DNR News - November 30, 3017

News from Novorossiya

Kiev launches over 1,200 shells on DPR territory in 24 hours - JCCC - DONi News - November 26, 2017 - The Ukrainian army launched more than 1,200 shells on the front-line localities of the Donetsk People’s Republic over the past 24 hours . . . Click image for more>>

Quemado Institute Editorial

New Lugansk Leadership Offers Hope For Donbass Unity - Eduard Popov - Introduction - LPR Presidential Transition: The Dark Side and the Light Side - By Kennedy Applebaum - Lugansk after the Coup: Towards a Unified Donbass People's Republic? - By Eduard Popov - Fort Russ - November 26, 2017

Quemado Institute Syria Page

Famous White Helmets' FB-accounts Exposed: Look Into Their Eyes Again (Photos) - By Sophie Mangal - November 25, 2017

Quemado Institute-Modern Physics

In Memory of Stephen Hawking: The Works of Stephen Hawking in Physical Review D - Stephen Hawking's 55 journal articles available free online.

Boycott Google – Use Alternate Search Engines:

DuckDuckGo
Bing
Cuyahoga Libnet
MyWay.com

Support internet freedom.

Censorship Alert — the duran

On April 12, 2018, I tried to post two comments at The Duran using the word “Zionist”. Both comments were held for moderation. I reposted them using the spelling “Zyahneest”. The comments were published. Apparently The Duran uses automated software to censor free discussion of Zionism. On April 22 I was again moderated, and my well-meaning comment, on a completely different topic, was deleted. I must be on a blacklist. So who owns The Duran?

Karl Pomeroy, Chief Editor, Quemado Institute

Quemado Institute – Syria

ISIS Emirs decided to get away from the horrible slaughter near Der-ez-Zorr in Istanbul? - Written by Sophie Mangal for Quemado Institute - September 27, 2017 - Posted October 3, 2017

Quemado institute Syria Page

Russian special forces repel US-planned attack in Syria, denounce USA and issue a stark warning By The Saker - September 21, 2017

Quemado Institute – World

US Gov’t Pesticide Spraying In Wake Of Harvey - A Toxic Boon To Agrochemical Giants - By Whitney Webb - Mint Press News - Posted September 14, 2017

Quemado Institute Opinion Page

GeoEngineeringWatch.org VIDEO - CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose the Shadow Government - Posted September 7, 2017

Quemado Institute Editorial

Cataclysm of Planetary Decline: Are Insects Facing Extinction? Apocalyptic Forewarning - By Karl Pomeroy - Quemado Institute - August 30, 2017

Quemado Institute Editorial

Afghanistan Escalation: Full Analysis by Quemado Institute - Donald Trump and the War of the Imperial West - By Karl Pomeroy - August 26, 2017

Quemado Institute Report

Google Censorship Under Scrutiny – By Claire Connelly - With introduction by Quemado Institute - August 19, 2017 - Revised September 4, 2017

Quemado Institute Opinion Page

VIDEO – Are Closed Walmarts Being Converted To FEMA Internment Camps? - These journalists raise troublesome questions we can’t answer - Posted. September 6, 2017

Novorossiya Daily Sun -Official Website Link-

Official Link To Quemado Institute's Dedicated Donbass News Site

Quemado Journal of Gravitational Physics Official Website Link

Investigations in nonstandard theories of gravity and cosmology.

Follow Quemado Institute on WordPress.com

Archives

Categories

Recent Posts

Censorship Looms Over European Union

Quemado Institute editor Karl Pomeroy received a legal threat today in response to a comment he posted on the Russia Insider website about the rise of the R********d banking family. The comment did not mention race, but was of historical content. The threatener accused Karl of “spreading Nazi propaganda,” then repeated the full text of the German Criminal Code Section 130, which outlaws inciting “hatred against a national, racial, religious group or a group defined by their ethnic origins,” which Karl’s comment did not do. A similar law, it was claimed, is now in force in 11 other European countries and carries a penalty of up to five years. The wording of the law is so vague, it could be applied to any criticism of those in power. If a political analyst can accidentally “violate” this totalitarian decree, there is no freedom of speech or press in Europe.

%d bloggers like this: