Trump on Vladimir Putin: "Our nuclear's old and tired. His nuclear is tippy top, from what I hear. You better be careful, folks."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) June 15, 2016
Trump somehow failed to add: And his fingers, lovely, so long — there’s no complaints there, folks, let me tell you.
— Trixie Carolina (@Trixie_Carolina) June 15, 2016
Not an exaggeration; ever since Trump hired Paul Manafort as his campaign manager, there’s been discussion of Manafort’s long history lobbying for Putin (and a squadron of other dictators & authoritarians).
Trump & Putin are close. Manafort is Putin's guy. Giving Trump intel is basically season 5 of Homeland. https://t.co/zHhyfR9QQv
— Jeff Hauser (@jeffhauser) June 14, 2016
— Mr ?????? (@MrMaitra) May 15, 2016
What Trump and Putin really have in common is that they’re both appealing to their separate national revanchists: the scared, scarred, economically threatened, badly educated & ill informed citizens who don’t care how much they risk personally by supporting Dear Leader as long as “those people” get punished.
Trump: open to Putin & Kim Jong-un, full of tough talk on terrorists &immigrants, scared shitless of reporters who point out things he says.
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) June 13, 2016
“It’s Mourning For America” RT @maggieNYT: "Everntually, it's not going to survive, just so you understand," Trump says of the United States
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) June 15, 2016
Trump: "The world is changing rapidly…and we’re going to stop it."
— Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) June 15, 2016
Jared Yates Sexton’s long series of tweets, A Trump Rally in Greensboro “Anger in here is palpable” (sequenced, storified, here) has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention. That’s the same rally where Trump talked about Putin’s “tippy-top nuclear”…
It isn't so much "you can't make this shit up" as that so many characters (Trump, Shkreli, Putin) seem crayon-scrawled, sub-fictional.
— William Gibson (@GreatDismal) December 18, 2015