Trump, not Putin Is The Biggest Threat To American Democracy.

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readApr 2, 2022

The sooner something is done about this the better.

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That the Republican party is dead isn’t in dispute.

That the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Reagan has surrendered to its lunatic fringe and embraced the politics of the extreme is no longer fodder for debate on both sides of the Atlantic.

That the leading voices of the GOP in 2022, aren’t the moderates in their midst, but those who believe in gay conversion therapy, reject climate change science, and ingratiate themselves with dictators around the world is a major cause for concern for all right minded folks around the world.

And we know that one man more than any other in the last thirty years has bent the party to its will.

Donald John Trump.

When news emerged a few days ago that the former American president had reached out to the Russian strongman, with a view to getting information that might undermine the current leader of the free world, we knew that we had plumbed a new low in the strangling of democracy.

This is much worse than what Richard Nixon did in 1973 when he had people storm the Watergate building to plant spying devices on his opponents in a bid to sate his paranoia.

This is much worse than the Iran-Contra scandal, when the Reagan administration knowingly broke the law in selling weapons to the Iranian regime, while using the proceeds of the sales to fund the right wing Contras movement in Nicaragua in the 1980s.

And this is certainly much worse than the false evidence that the Bush administration had concocted, when they sought to invade Iraq and take control of its vast oil fields, in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

So why am I making a song and dance about Trump?

America is at war with Russia.

It has imposed major economic sanctions on Putin’s Russia, following its invasion of a sovereign nation —Ukraine. At times of great national peril, ideologies are laid to rest and all sides come together to fight a common enemy. The likes of Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham clearly recognize this and have been generally supportive of their government.

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible