When it comes to the election and Trump’s strange and unseemly ‘relationship’ with Russia, Newsweek put it best:

“In phone calls, meetings and cables, America’s European allies have expressed alarm to one another about Donald Trump’s public statements denying Moscow’s role in cyberattacks designed to interfere with the U.S. election. They fear the Republican nominee for president has emboldened the Kremlin in its unprecedented cybercampaign to disrupt elections in multiple countries in hopes of weakening Western alliances, according to intelligence, law enforcement and other government officials in the United States and Europe.

While American intelligence officers have privately briefed Trump about Russia’s attempts to influence the U.S. election, he has publicly dismissed that information as unreliable, instead saying this hacking of incredible sophistication and technical complexity could have been done by some 400-pound “guy sitting on their bed” or even a child.”

How did we go from the cold war, to warming up to Putin? Apparently this has happened because as the Republican nominee for president, Trump knows he can’t get the backing of enough Americans without having Putin ‘stack the deck.’ Putin is apparently quite happy to help Trump do this, because he knows, in the end, Trump, as president, will be eating right out of Putin’s hands for his ill-gotten gains.