OUR MISSION

WE BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP’S LAVISH PRAISE OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, HIS CRITICISM OF OUR STRATEGIC NATO ALLIANCE, AND HIS CAMPAIGN STAFF’S CLOSE FINANCIAL TIES TO PRO-RUSSIAN POLITICIANS IN UKRAINE PUT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS AT RISK.

What is behind Trump’s unprecedented dalliance with a dictator? Why would he give a free pass to Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and possible moves against the Baltic States who are members of the NATO Alliance? We seek to publish the answers to these troubling questions, while calling attention to this very real threat to American democracy. Trump’s repeated views go against 70 years of bipartisan foreign policy consensus. We want to raise questions about Trump’s policy pronouncements and provide answers for the vast numbers of American voters we believe share our national security concerns.


About This Project

The Putin-Trump project is funded by the Progress for USA Political Action Committee. This PAC is funded by supporters who believe this issue is centrally important to American Democracy. It was launched by Internet entrepreneur Rob Glaser, founder of RealNetworks and an early employee at Microsoft.

The Putin-Trump Editorial Director is Bill Buzenberg, former head of the Center for Public Integrity, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative news organization, and vice president of news for both National Public Radio and Minnesota Public Radio / American Public Media.

Read the putintrump.org announcement.


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WHY: American values are on the line

Did you know that Putin was a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years before he went into politics? Or that Putin likes Trump because Trump is “sensible enough to stay out of the way?” Or even how Trump was totally unaware that Russia had already invaded the Ukraine?

RUSSIan expansion

Through unknowing manipulation, or by direct support, Trump will become an accessory to the continual expansionism committed by Putin.

Might does not equal right—and it never has for Americans—but Putin’s Russia plays by different rules. Or maybe no rules at all.

“We have seen recently, regularly, Russian so-called snap exercises of 30-40,000 troops in which the exercise scenario is the occupation of the Baltic states.” – Ex-Nato Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Alexander Richard Shirreff

Deep knowledge of world events by the President of the United States is essential to making the best decisions for America and other nations. And Trump seems to know a lot about Russia and very little about anywhere else.

  • Trump and Putin want to end NATO.
  • Trump wants Putin unleashed to “handle” the Baltic States using “whatever actions he sees necessary.”
  • Trump thinks we should “stay out of the way” of Crimea.

 

Sources: The AtlanticNewsMax | The New York Times

EMBRACING CENSORSHIP

Trump and Putin don’t shy away from censorship.

  • Putin wants to cut off Russia’s internet completely. To “protect” Russians from corruption from other countries and cultures.
  • Trump wants to “close parts of the internet”. To “protect” American citizens from ISIS. Wonder where he got that idea?
  • Putin currently has large internet bans and has forced all bloggers to register with his blocker system. Sites were shut down without warning or reason. Critics of Putin were the first to go.

 

Sources: The Moscow Times | Huffington Post | The Intercept