Our Donald's latest Twit:
"Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only 'stupid' people, or fools, would think that it is bad, We have enough problems around the world without yet another one. When I am President, Russia will respect us far more than they do now and both countries will, perhaps, work together to solve some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the WORLD!" Trump tweeted.
Implicit in the latest Trumpian edict is the 'thought' (we use the term loosely in connection with Our Donald) that if you question Russian motives; if you question Russian actions; if you don't buy the Trumpian position that all this stuff about Russian hacking is so much nonsense ... then you must be 'stupid' or a 'fool.'
Considering that Trump is so busy swappin' spit with Bad Vlad and wouldn't recognize a threat to national security if it were to waltz into his office and crap all over his gold-plated desk accouterments ... that's probably a compliment to those of us who remember the Cold War, and don't see any real difference between the mindsets of the old Soviet leadership and the current Russian leadership. After all ... they are the same people, their lies and protestations to the contrary notwithstanding. This is a leopard that has not changed its spots.
The whole thing now centers on Trump's ego. The Trumpkins don't care about the security of the United States and the threat presented by Soviet ... uh ... Russian ... hacking.
Trump just can't stand the idea that he had to have Bad Vlad's help to win; that he didn't win on the strength of his own thuggish personality; that he didn't win on his good looks and political skills.
It's all about him.
Just what the country needs ...
Truman had that 'The buck stops here' thing on his desk. What is Trump going to have? 'Stupid is as stupid does'?