It’s A Wild, Wild, Wild, Wild World: Jared Kushner & The Russians

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

It’s beginning to look, well, a little suspicious for the Donald Trump Administration when it comes to its ties with the Russians. Though it has to be noted, it’s not like Trump did not go out of his way to tell everyone what we were getting into.

But the latest revelation, that Trump’s son-in-law Jared “Bedroom Eyes” Kushner wanted to setup a secret channel — using the Sovet’s Russians own equipment! — it kind of zany even for Trump’s band of folks who can’t shoot straight. It’s all very weird and yet in Trumplandia it still hasn’t yet begun to get any traction. The citizens of Trumplandia still love the Dear Leader with all their hearts and they seem determined to bring down the nation along with themselves.

I guess what shocks me the most about all of this is how in the open all of this is. Trump has never hidden his love of all things Russian and for me, a child of the Cold War, it is rather disturbing that Republicans still given Trump full-throated support despite their history of being strong on national defense. It’s almost as if the Cult of Ronald Reagan has finally be excised from the GOP spirit. It’s all very strange and there is no easy answer to it all. I just don’t get it. I just don’t understand.

You can’t have a cover-up if you don’t cover it up. Photo from New York Magazine.

The crux of the issue is, why the Russian fascination on the part of the Trump campaign and administration? What is the fire to all this smoke. Many different people have come up with many different possibilities. While a lot of people suspect it is the “pee tape” that is the source of all this odd behavior, I lean more on the side of it being fiduciary in nature.

Trump is a shady businessman and over 30 years he probably has gotten involved in a lot of shading dealings in Russia and now all that is coming home to roost. He did not expect to win and now that the FBI is getting involved, all kinds of criminality and malfeasance is being dug up.

Will that be enough to bring own Trump? I doubt it. I suspect we’re stuck with Trump for at least a solid two years, if not more. A lot depends on flipping the House and Senate in 2018. Given how stupid the American electorate has proven itself by electing Trump to begin with, it’s very possible that we’re just doomed. It’s very possible we’re all very doomed and we could be stuck with Trump for four, even eight years.

Then we really will have to make America great again.

Welcome To The Trumplandia Report

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I don’t really know what I hope to do with this site. All I know is I have been, in the past, a journalist and there seems to be so much news streaming out of Trumplandia that it seemed like a fun thing to do, to try to a site devoted to giving people my take on things.

I can’t promise that this site will be updated as nearly as much as it should, but I will try. Really, I would turn this simply the Website of a email tip-sheet if I had my way, but it’d doubtful I will be able to manage to get anyoe to give me their email address for that.

One thing I can say is, I will probably update this site mostly in the mornings and late at night because that is when I feel like writing the most. And also when I have the most time. Should this site become a success and bandwidth become an issue, I’m really going to be desperate for some contributions. Don’t know exactly how that will work out.

Regardless, this site, at this point, is more about me enjoying writing than it is anything else. I have zero expectations and I don’t even know if I will continue it beyond the first few days. But, like I said, there is a huge amount of news coming out of Trumplandia and I am a writer, so this is a excuse to flex my reporting skills, if just in a minor way.

Shelton Bumgarner
Editor and Publisher
The Trumplandia Report
@bumgarls