The KGB Communist Vladimir Putin, dictator of Russia, who lamented the fall of the Soviet Union as the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century, is praised by Donald Trump.
That fact alone disqualifies him for the presidency. Russia has become a major threat to the security of the United States and its allies. Russia has deployed nuclear-capable forces to the Mediterranean and to the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad which threaten NATO allies.
A real Republican knows this deployment is dangerous. Trump is clueless on this threat. He does not know enough about international affairs to represent our country. He thinks Russia will be a dependable ally to fight ISIS.
Instead it is fighting those who are trying to overthrow dictator Bassar Assad who is destroying Syria. As long as Putin is in charge of Russia, we are all vulnerable. Shame on Trump for not knowing better.
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Maurice Van Gerpen, Fresno