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The Saudis Gave Trump Fur Coats In Order To ‘Buy’ His Loyalty – But The Furs Were Fake

Shortly after he was elected, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump decided to make his first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia, which left many foreign policy experts scratching their heads. After all, the Saudis aren’t our closest ally (that would be the United Kingdom) and are only of strategic significance because they’re sitting on all that crude oil.

But thanks to the New York Times, we now know exactly why Trump chose the Saudi kingdom for his initial foreign trip: Because he knew the ultrarich Saudi royal family would shower him with gifts in order to buy goodwill with the new president.

What sort of gifts? Well, coats and robes made of tiger and cheetah fur and a dagger with an ivory handle.

But it turns out the Saudis pulled a trick out of the Trump playbook and gave the Donald fake furs that had little to no value:

“Wildlife inspectors and special agents determined the linings of the robes were dyed to mimic tiger and cheetah patterns and were not comprised of protected species.”

Faux fur. Sounds like the kind of crap Ivanka would sell in her clothing line, most of which is now going for bargain basement prices at clearance outlets across the world. Seems no one wants her crap clothes because her daddy has made the Trump name as toxic as Saddam Hussein’s.

The Times also notes that the Saudis lavished Trump with lots of gifts, and the nine most pricey ones had to be submitted for a determination of value. That’s how they found out that the furs were cheap imitations:

“Nine of the most expensive presents — the three furs, three swords and three daggers — were sent to the White House gifts unit to be assessed and appraised but never appeared on any of the Trump State Department’s legally required annual filings for foreign gifts, according to a review of government documents.”

Trump was so convinced that he’d received something of value that he held off reporting the gifts until his very last day in office. He also likely didn’t want to admit he’d taken the goodies for fear it would lead to yet another impeachment trial. Of course, Donnie still goes down in history as the only president to ever be impeached TWICE and also the only one to be impeached during his first term. Since he didn’t get a second term, that means the Donald will likely be regarded by historians as the biggest failure to ever hold the office of president.

But hey, at least he got some nice fake tiger and cheetah coats. Maybe he can hawk them on the street outside Trump Tower after the banks he owes seize his assets to pay back all those loans that are about to come due.

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Former National Security Official: Putin Used Women To Manipulate Trump

For years, many have wondered exactly why failed, one-term former President Donald Trump was so deferential and complimentary of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Did Putin have kompromat — i.e. compromising information — on Trump, or was the Donald somehow beholden to the Russian thug/leader for other reasons?

According to former National Security Council official Fiona Hill, who specialized in Russia and Europe and served in the Trump administration, Putin used beautiful women to distract and manipulate the ex-president.

Speaking to Molly Jong-Fast of The Daily Beast for the “New Normal” podcast, Hill noted that Putin’s efforts were taken directly from the KBG playbook he had used for decades.

Hill said Trump admired Putin as being tough and devious:

“He saw Putin as the kind of epitome of the badass populist, frankly, you know, the kind of person that he wanted to be: super-rich, super powerful, no checks and balances, and essentially being able to stay in power forever.”

And when Putin would meet with Trump, he used women to distract the U.S. president and make him pliable for whatever suggestions or policies the Russian autocrat had in mind:

“Putin made a big point, a big show of introducing Trump to the interpreter. Here’s a really pretty woman. She’s also a brilliant interpreter, but it was clearly meant to get Trump to look at her and not to be paying attention to what Putin was saying.”

Hill’s remarks match up with those made by former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, who writes in her new book, I’ll Take Your Questions Now about the beautiful interpreter:

“As the meeting began, Fiona Hill leaned over and asked me if I had noticed Putin’s translator, who was a very attractive brunette woman with long hair, a pretty face, and a wonderful figure,” Ms Grisham writes.

“She proceeded to tell me that she suspected the woman had been selected by Putin specifically to distract our President.”

While Ms Boyarskaya looked prim and proper in a demure dress during the meeting, glamour shots obtained by East2West News show her posing in a tight leather one-piece number with thigh-high boots, among other outfits.

Donald Trump is a serious threat to U.S. national security. If he happens to win a second term in 2024, this country will likely become nothing more than a Russian satellite under the complete control of the Kremlin.

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Enraged Trump Lashes Out At Fiona Hill After She Calls Him A Misogynistic Jerk In New Book

If there’s one thing that’s always been abundantly clear when it comes to failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump, it’s that he’s a sexist pig and rabid misogynist who hates women and thinks they serve no purpose other than sex and procreation.

If you doubt that, consider what the Donald once said regarding women:

“The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naïve or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part.”

You probably remember Fiona Hill from Trump’s first impeachment. She was his top expert on Russia who told congressional investigators that the then-president did indeed try to extort the nation of Ukraine in exchange for military supplies that had already been approved by Congress.

Hill has just released a new book, There Is Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century. in which she carefully lays out the blatant criminal acts committed by Trump during his time in office.

On Thursday, Hill was a guest on CNN, and host Jim Sciutto read a passage from the book regarding how Trump viewed women:

“It was easier for Trump to dismiss women and see them as problems – women who got in the way. They were, after all, the ‘nonplayers in his world’…and like these other ‘nonplayers’, I too found myself in the crosshairs.”

On another occasion, Hill recalls in her book, Trump wanted to know if she would rewrite a press release, not realizing that he was asking that of one of the top diplomats in the administration:

There was an exchange between the president and McMaster that I didn’t catch. Then the president raised his voice: “Well, can she do it? Can she go type it up and bring it back?” She? I thought. What? What just happened? Only then did I realize Trump was talking about me. “She” could only be me. There were three shes in the room, and the she in question was certainly not Ivanka and unlikely to be Margaret Peterlin. Suddenly he was practically yelling — “Hey, darlin’, are you listening? Are you paying attention?”

Apparently, that passage got back to Trump through some of his current aides, and he lashed out at Hill via his spokesperson, who shared the failed ex-president’s whining on Twitter since he’s banned from the platform:

And then, once his “team” had a chance to think up some more cheap shots, we got this:

One wonders if Ms. Harrington was required to take these insults via dictation and then regurgitate them back into the internet ether to mollify her boss.

Whatever the case, once again we see that Donald Trump has learned nothing and is too damn stupid to realize that alienating the largest part of the U.S. electorate is the kiss of death.

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Tom Cotton Gets Taken To School When He Asks Joint Chiefs Chairman Why He Hasn’t Resigned

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) got a lesson in military discipline and patriotism when he attempted to suggest that Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, should have have resigned when President Joe Biden decided to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan despite military leaders suggesting some U.S. troops should remain.

Cotton, who served in the Army, specifically asked Milley why he didn’t resign in protest when his recommendations weren’t followed. To that, the general replied:

“Senator, as a senior military officer, resigning is a really serious thing. It’s a political act if I’m resigning in protest. My job is to provide legal advice or the best military advice to the president. That’s my legal requirement. That’s what the law is. The president doesn’t have to agree with that advice. He doesn’t have to make those decisions just because we’re generals.”

Milley added that resigning just because a president doesn’t take his advice, “Would be an incredible act of political defiance for a commissioned officer to just resign.”

“This country doesn’t want generals figuring out what orders we’re going to accept and do or not. That’s not our job. It’s critical. My dad didn’t get a choice to resign at Iwo Jima. They can’t resign, so I’m not going to resign. There’s no way. If the orders are legal, we’re in a different place. If the orders are legal from civilian authority, I intend to carry them out.”

The fact that Cotton would ask such a question proves his only goal was to try and trash Biden as commander-in-chief and score political points instead of giving a damn about what’s in the long-term best interests of the United States.

If Sen. Cotton is unhappy with American foreign policy under this administration, then he should toss his hat into the 2024 presidential race and see if voters like his ideas. Otherwise, he should sit quietly and be thankful we have a president who gives a damn about our troops.

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Ted Cruz Says Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Is A Conspiracy To Distract From Afghanistan

Granted, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has said some incredibly moronic things since arriving in Washington, but what he uncorked Sunday during an appearance on Fox News could well win some sort of award for sheer tinfoil-hat absurdity.

Specifically, Cruz told fellow conspiracy theorist Maria Bartiromo that President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate is really just an attempt to distract the public from the administration’s policy to withdraw from Afghanistan, which was actually set in place by failed, one-term former President Donald Trump:

“You put your finger on what the White House is trying to do, they want to change the topic from Afghanistan. It’s why Biden issued this completely illegal and unconstitutional vaccine mandate because he wanted to change the topic from the disaster in Afghanistan, the vaccine mandate is going to be struck down in court, they know that, but the president is defying the law because he wanted the press to start defending him and stop talking about the disasters in Afghanistan and he’s counting on a bunch of big businesses, in particular, forcing their employees to comply before the matter is ever adjudicated and before the order is struck down.”

Actually, Ted, the reason for the vaccine mandate is very simple: It’s about saving lives. You, on the other hand, are completely content to let hundreds of thousands more Americans die a horrible death from COVID-19.

Ted Cruz has long been called the most hated man in the Senate. Listen to him talk for more than two seconds and you’ll know why even his Republican colleagues in the Senate think he’s an insufferable prick.