It’s been over a year now, but the liberal media is still infatuated with their Russia narrative. At first, it started out slowly, as most didn’t believe Donald Trump had a chance to win. However, since Trump stunned the media with his November victory, liberals have been obsessing over the possibility of collusion with Russia.
Since Trump took office, the “investigation” into his Russian ties has become exhausting. With every unverified leak came new hysteria. Yet, six months into Trump’s presidency, liberals have not been able to find any conclusive evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Undeterred by this reality, liberals have continued to press their narrative.
Of course, it didn’t take long for cracks to start appearing in the media’s theory. Aside from lacking evidence, the real world was providing proof that there was no collusion between Trump and Russia. After all, if Putin was going to push Trump to victory, he probably expected something nice in return. However, the only thing he’s gotten in return from the Trump administration hasn’t been friendly to Russian interests.
Shortly into his time in office, Trump set the wheels in motion to rebuild the military by boosting defense spending, a move not warmly received in Moscow. In the war against ISIS, U.S. forces have bombed Syrian government forces friendly to Russia, drawing even more ire from the Kremlin. If anything, Trump’s relationship with Russia is on thin ice.
Finally, Trump delivered the worst news to Russia yet, indicating his intention to sign new sanctions against Russia into law. Irate over the latest development, Putin drove the final nail into the liberal Russia narrative.
From Yahoo News:
President Vladimir Putin announced Sunday that the US will have to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 after Moscow struck back against new sanctions passed by the US Congress.
The move represents one of the biggest single reductions of US personnel by Moscow, with Putin warning he could retaliate further even if he plans to hold off for now.
“We have waited long enough, hoping that the situation would perhaps change for the better,” the Kremlin strongman said.
“But it seems that even if the situation is changing, it’s not for any time soon.”
In all, Putin has seemingly given up hope that he’ll be able to get anything out of President Trump:
Moscow on Monday justified its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving ties anytime soon under Donald Trump.
Clearly, there was no grand bargain between the Trump campaign and Russia. If there were, the real world developments would at some point start to reflect that. Of course, the liberal media is no longer living in the real world, choosing instead to ignore reality.
[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]