Trump, Putin and the disturbed left!

Ahmad al-Farraj
Ahmad al-Farraj
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Just when US President Donald Trump overcomes a problem, or thinks he has, the leftist media creates another! It looks like this media’s sole aim is to annoy Trump rather than seek the truth. So far, no one has been able to prove that Trump had anything to do with the issue of Russian interference in the US elections.

Trump definitely makes mistakes as for instance he unjustifiably insists that he can defeat the brutal American media. A prudent politician knows pretty well the importance of appeasing the media, at least relatively, especially since all politicians make mistakes and it’s the media’s role to highlight them and exaggerate them. No politician can defeat the media, no matter how popular and distinctive he is. Most politicians are aware of this and deal with the media accordingly.

These days, the US media is talking about Trump’s intention to dismiss Robert Mueller, the head of the Special Counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Trump, however, has said he does not intend to dismiss Mueller. Trump is certainly not friends with Mueller. It’s also certain that Mueller is not completely neutral in his investigations. Trump, however, knows that dismissing Mueller would be a real dangerous step as it would be interpreted as an obstruction of justice, which is a red line that might have drastic consequences.

I have no doubt that the leftist media, Trump’s vicious enemy led by CNN and the New York Times, wishes that Trump dismisses Mueller as this provides them with rich material which they can skillfully exaggerate to achieve their bigger dream to overthrow Trump. That’s why the media keeps provoking Trump about his intention to dismiss Mueller!

Trump’s opponents would find thousands of ways to attack him, even if they have to give up their solid principles, as seen in their current hostile position towards Russia.

Ahmad al-Farraj

Ironically, the US left, the traditional alliance of all the socialist political regimes around the world, is currently criticizing Trump because he congratulated Russian President Putin for winning the presidential elections few days ago. The left argues that Putin won in a dictatorial way, thus he does not deserve to be congratulated!

It’s such a strange irony that the ideologized left is more concerned about hostility towards Russia than the Republican right-wing! The Republican right-wing, to which Trump belongs, was the first one to opt for escalation towards Russia. It actually hasn’t been a long time since the Star Wars program was initiated under President Ronald Reagan.

In conclusion, Trump’s opponents would find thousands of ways to attack him, even if they have to give up their solid principles, as seen in their current hostile position towards Russia. We do not know what the next case which the leftist media will promote against Trump will be but it will not be difficult for it to come with something up!

This article is also available in Arabic.

Dr Ahmad al-Farraj is a Saudi writer with al-Jazirah daily. He holds a Masters degree in literature from the University of Indiana and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Michigan. He was the Dean of the Arabic Language Institute in King Saud University and a member of the university’s council. He tweets under @amhfarraj.

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