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Kittycatkat

(1,356 posts)
Thu Apr 14, 2022, 12:55 PM Apr 2022

Is it just me? I used to think that Putin was playing 4-D chess with Trump...

Now I see these 2 dangerously moronic sociopaths couldn't have negotiated a game twiddle sticks together. I do shudder to think where the free world would be today had Trump a second term. What were Putin and Trump cooking up to serve the world?

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Kittycatkat

(1,356 posts)
4. Trump certainly functions solely on cockroach instincts and greed, I think that Putin may as well.
Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:02 PM
Apr 2022

I thought Putin was a smarter strategists 7 weeks ago, but... not so much now.

Mad_Machine76

(24,300 posts)
2. Putin did figure out
Thu Apr 14, 2022, 12:57 PM
Apr 2022

that it was very easy to manipulate Trump, especially just by (supposedly) telling Trump that he was brilliant.

MLAA

(16,964 posts)
3. Agree, we've always known trump isn't a very bright criminal.
Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:00 PM
Apr 2022

Putin always appeared to be a ruthless, clever/smart criminal until recently. So was it always a case of the Emperor had no clothes or is he experiencing a debilitating illness/disorder? I think the latter.

musclecar6

(1,670 posts)
6. I don't think
Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:06 PM
Apr 2022


Either of those two psycho megalomaniacs are particularly bright, just cunning trashballs like mob bosses are. Machavellian shitheads.

BlueIdaho

(13,582 posts)
7. They are both sociopaths
Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:15 PM
Apr 2022

So there is no bottom to reach. They will each keep “doubling down” to a new, more cruel, and devastating treatment of human beings.

BeyondGeography

(39,150 posts)
8. Putin is who Trump aspires to be
Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:16 PM
Apr 2022

You’re right, there is no chess involved. Putin is a role model; he doesn’t have to manipulate Trump at all. He’s a street kid, actually tough, but, most of all, a world-class thief.

Russian kleptocracy is what gets Trump’s shriveled dark heart pounding more than anything. Power as the gateway to unlimited self-dealing. The real steal, a place where Trump could be the center of attention, both feared and respected, trade favors for billions and kill or destroy anyone who got in his way. Putin has that world, he doesn’t. It’s not at all an exaggeration to say Trump hates what’s left of democratic America for not being Putin’s Russia.

Kittycatkat

(1,356 posts)
18. Yes, Trump wanted what Putin has, and now we watch as Putin loses it all,
Thu Apr 14, 2022, 06:08 PM
Apr 2022

at a very high cost to Ukraine, her people and democracy at large.

uponit7771

(90,152 posts)
9. K&R, I thought Putrid was at least a more strategic thinker but he's not. He's TFG in better suits
Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:16 PM
Apr 2022

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world wide wally

(21,696 posts)
10. I would imagine that when a person has no conscience, it becomes much easier to appear
Thu Apr 14, 2022, 01:20 PM
Apr 2022

to be successful.
Pootie and the dumbfuck are two such examples.

pecosbob

(7,431 posts)
17. Putin doesn't play chess, but he did play Donald
Thu Apr 14, 2022, 04:56 PM
Apr 2022

Putin's an unimaginative two bit gangster...so much the worse that the orange baboon got played.

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