Now that Trump reportedly is toying with a resumption of nuclear testing, the Kremlin intends to take full advantage.
Julia Davis is a columnist for The Daily Beast, a featured expert on Russian propaganda with the Atlantic Council's Disinformation Portal, and the creator of the Russian Media Monitor. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, and Women In Film.
The Trump administration bought ventilators from Russia that can't be used (wrong voltage, and they catch fire). Then it gave good ventilators, still needed in the U.S., to Moscow.
“The Russia hoax made it very hard for Russia and the United States to deal with each other,” said Trump. But he figures that’s going to change. And so does Vladimir Putin.
Moscow wanted Trump to lift sanctions. Instead the U.S. extended them. But Russians take consolation in America’s disastrous, deadly mishandling of the pandemic.
Russian state media make it clear Putin’s “humanitarian aid” to the U.S. is anything but. It’s meant to show Russia’s superiority over an America in disastrous decline.
As the Kremlin’s cynical effort to hide the extent of the pandemic in Russia is ever more apparent, it’s scrambling to blame others and present itself as the global savior.
It wasn’t long ago that Putin’s team was denying that Russia had any kind of COVID-19 outbreak. Now, it’s apparently inside Red Square.
The official bulletin about the coronavirus, released by Russia’s federal agency Rospotrebnadzor on March 24, states that more than 112,074 people remain under medical supervision.
More than 52,000 people remain under medical supervision “in connection with suspected coronavirus infection,” but the Kremlin claims there are fewer than 500 confirmed cases.
The Kremlin’s minions may seem to push Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard—and Trump. But the bigger goal is to destroy faith in the whole electoral system.