Presidents who talk about equality, compassion, honest and values are never authoritarian. Presidents who worship money, power, elitism, spread propaganda and demand blind loyalty are the authoritarian dictators. Authoritarian’s promise freedoms, but in reality, they restrict or eliminate freedoms that oppose their world view or threaten their power and control. Democracies are defined by individual freedoms, with restrictions related only to public health and safety and national security. While Putin is committing war crimes in Ukraine, Trump is displaying his malignant narcissism by declaring “Putin would not have done this if I was president.” Delusional as ever, Trump believes he is a “strongman” and Putin would have been afraid to attack Ukraine if he was president. The truth: With America now in the hands of a president who supports democracy and our NATO alliances, Putin feels threatened and isolated. He needs to kill innocent people and invade a country to manage his suppressed, weak ego. Despite the atrocities he is committing, Trump is still able to describe Putin as “smart and savvy” instead of ” murderous and immoral”.
Today, President Biden blocked the purchasing of all Russian oil in America. The economic sanctions in place against Putin and Russia are crippling its economy, and countries worldwide are following the strong leadership of the American president. Putin’s puppet was voted out, and except for Trump’s parroting the Russian autocrat’s “fake news” rhetoric and other dangerous propaganda, Russian infiltration into our government has been stopped. The world is following America’s lead, and with positive values guiding our government once again, The United States is recovering its reputation. Voters must continue America’s moral recovery by rejecting anything related to the MAGA movement, which is nothing more than a racist, authoritarian movement more aligned with banana republics than democracies.