Donald J Trump Removed from the Ballot in Colorado and Maine with seventeen states following
This episode of LCP LIVE will take a deep dive into the unprecedented move to remove Donald J. Trump from the ballot in Colorado as a candidate for president.
We will examine the claims made against him, analyze the court documents themselves, while we also examine the individuals and groups behind this effort. What we will discover will likely shock you but probably won’t surprise you.
Comparing and Contrasting Putin and Trump:
- Populist Leadership: Both leaders rose to power by tapping into populist sentiment, often using nationalist rhetoric and appealing to grievances felt by specific segments of their respective populations.
- Disdain for Institutions: Both Putin and Trump have shown a willingness to bypass or undermine established institutions and norms, whether it be the media, the judiciary, or democratic processes.
- Authoritarian Tendencies: Both leaders have been accused of consolidating power and curtailing freedoms, with concerns about political repression and suppression of dissent.
- Control of Media: Both have sought to control the narrative by discrediting independent media and promoting state-controlled outlets.
- Foreign Policy: Both have taken a more assertive approach to foreign policy, challenging the existing international order and pursuing national interests aggressively.
- Background and Experience: Putin is a career intelligence officer with extensive experience in foreign policy and statecraft, while Trump came from a business background with little involvement in politics before his candidacy.
- Political System: Putin operates within a relatively centralized and authoritarian system, while Trump governed within a democratic framework with checks and balances.
- Personality and Style: Putin is known for his calculated and reserved demeanor, while Trump is more spontaneous and outspoken, often resorting to inflammatory rhetoric.
- Economic Policy: Putin has overseen a more state-controlled economy, while Trump pursued deregulation and tax cuts for businesses.
- International Relations: While Putin has adopted a more confrontational approach towards the West, Trump’s policy was more unpredictable and vacillated between cooperation and tension.
Direct Relations Before 2016:
There is no publicly confirmed evidence of direct business dealings between Putin and Trump before 2016. However, several potential connections have been investigated, including:
- Trump Organization’s pursuit of business ventures in Russia: Trump sought to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2000s, although the project ultimately fell through.
- Possible financial ties between Trump associates and Russian individuals: Investigations by the US Special Counsel looked into financial connections between Trump campaign officials and Russian individuals, but ultimately did not establish criminal conspiracy.
- Allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election: The US intelligence community concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help Trump’s candidacy, but the extent of any direct collaboration between the Trump campaign and Russia remains a matter of debate.
It is important to note that these are just some potential connections, and no definitive conclusions have been reached. The nature and extent of any pre-2016 relationship between Putin and Trump remains a subject of ongoing investigation and public debate.