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The New York Times reported on Thursday that Donald Trump was enraged at the news that Russia was working to elect him once again in 2020.

But Russia once again seeking to interfere in our elections wasn't what enraged him. It's that officials sounded the alarm about it.

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Just a little over a month after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and other European leaders were caught mocking President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were caught joking about Trump as well.

The video was leaked from coverage of Putin's visit to Syria.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin's relationship with President Donald Trump has been a hot topic in the United States since Trump's presidential campaign.

With evidence detailed in the Mueller Report that Trump campaign officials welcomed Russian assistance to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, Americans across the country have condemned Trump's apparent subservience to Putin.

In the Summer of 2018 at a joint conference in Helsinki, Trump infamously sided with Putin over unanimous assessments from U.S. intelligence officials that Putin ordered a sweeping disinformation campaign to influence the American election. No record of their hours-long closed door discussion prior to the conference was released.

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On the command of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Russia unleashed a "sweeping and systematic" effort to influence the United States presidential election to benefit now-President Donald Trump.

Though the Mueller report released this past summer revealed correspondence between the Trump campaign and Russian assets, there wasn't sufficient evidence to establish that the Trump campaign knowingly worked with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.

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On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on two articles of impeachment.

Not surprisingly, when Vladimir Putin weighed in on the news on Thursday, he sounded very much like a mouthpiece of the Trump White House.

One of Republicans' favorite talking points about impeachment is that Democrats have been trying to impeach Trump ever since he got in office, and that impeachment is just another way of re-litigating the 2016 election.

They also assert that Trump did nothing wrong, neither in 2016 nor on the call with President Zelensky of Ukraine.

Cue Putin:

"One party that lost the elections, the Democrats, is now trying to find new ways by accusing Trump of collusion with Russia. But then it turns out there was no collusion, this can't be the basis for the impeachment. Now they came up with some pressure on Ukraine.."

Sound familiar?

Watch below:

People were not surprised.




Some wondered who was following whose talking points.





After all:

The puppet master is at it again.

Fox News

Far-right Fox News host Tucker Carlson routinely rails against legal immigration, against the so-called "socialism" of the left, and against basic respect for people whose phenotype doesn't match his—all under the guise of love for American values.

So it came as a surprise when Carlson said he was supporting Russia in its ongoing aggression towards neighboring Ukraine.

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On Wednesday, Republican Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming joined other supporters of President Donald Trump—like Pat Robertson and Senator Lindsey Graham—to do something almost unheard of: criticize the President.

The reason for their disagreement with Trump was his decision to pull out of Syria and allow Turkey to invade the country, targeting the United States' allies in the region, the Kurds.

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