As Russian military forces continue to wreak havoc with their brutal invasion of Ukraine, state television is now urging “regime change” in the United States for the purpose of helping former President Donald Trump retake the presidency.
According to Julia Davis of The Daily Beast, Russian state TV — which is under the complete control of the Kremlin — has clips from Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Trump in heavy rotation on their airwaves, including the already debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine was producing bioweapons with the assistance of the United States government:
Last Thursday, Russia’s Defense Ministry released a colorful diagram, purporting to demonstrate that President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, is secretly bankrolling the Pentagon’s biolabs in Ukraine, allegedly developing biological weapons to target Russia.
Such blatant lies are meant to serve one purpose, Davis notes: “Kremlin propagandists see the Hunter biolab material as just the right kind of toxic waste that can bury his father’s chances of re-election in 2024.”
If that’s not enough, there are outright calls for Biden to be ousted from office so that Trump can make a return to the White House, with Russian TV host Evgeny Popov remarking:
“It is time for us, for our people, to call on the people of the United States to change the regime in the U.S. before its time. And to again help our partner trump to become president.”
Not only is Russian state TV calling for Biden to be “removed” from office, but they are also openly admitting Trump is their “partner.” Whether or not that “partnership” is a formal thing or just done with a ‘wink and a nod” is still a matter of debate. One thing is for sure, however, when Americans question which POTUS is best for Putin, the answer is clearly Trump. Putin has no fear of Trump, and that debate should be laid to rest.
Furthermore, notice the words “again help our partner Trump become president.” In other words, this is not the 1st time Russians have helped with his campaign.
As shocking as such language is to most American ears, it’s not exactly a new happening on Russian media, where in 2021 host Vladimir Soloviev sounded like a lovestruck teen as he talked about the twice-impeached former head of state:
“Things were so good under Trump… Listen to Trumpushka.” After playing a clip of Trump’s interview with Sean Hannity, wherein the former president dismissed the idea of helping Ukraine fight off Russian aggression, Soloviev sighed: “[He is] so sorely missed.” Between the war in Ukraine, which is likely to become a prolonged struggle, and the crushing U.S. sanctions, only one candidate shows the promise of potentially erasing the consequences of Russian aggression and dramatically limiting America’s support for Ukraine. Clutching to these prospects, the Kremlin’s mouthpieces are openly signaling Russia’s intent to involve themselves in yet another U.S. election.
If Trump runs in 2024, he can count on the full support of Putin, Russian state TV, and the entire apparatus of the Kremlin. But with things going badly for the Russian leader’s troops, there’s no guarantee that he’ll still be in office (or even alive) come 2024.
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