Ron Lowe: ‘Make Russia great again’? |

Ron Lowe: ‘Make Russia great again’?

The saying “A man is known by the friends he keeps” plays into the 2016 presidential election. Former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke is running for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana as a Republican, citing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as his inspiration. “I’m overjoyed to see that Donald Trump and his supporters embrace issues that I have championed for years.”

Donald Trump has never made a secret of his creepy admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin whom he calls a strong leader. Putin in turn, has used his state-controlled propaganda network, RT, to cheer Trump’s candidacy and attack Hillary Clinton. If Putin could design a candidate to undermine American interests — he’d look a lot like Donald Trump. Trump is a fellow authoritarian who would divide the U.S. along racial lines, alienate allies in Europe and the Middle East, and weaken our moral standing in the world. Trump’s campaign slogan might as well be “Make Russia Great Again.”

Ron Lowe

Nevada City

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