Things have really been heating up with President Donald Trump this past week. He threatened Russia via Twitter, his Attorney Michael Cohen’s house was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and his puppet Paul Ryan announced his retirement. 

The recent events only strengthen the idea that the Cold War is still very much alive, our president is probably on pretty thin ice – or at least his administration is, and Trump is still a child at heart. 

On April 11, the United States Commander in Chief tweeted:

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

His tweet is in response to Russia’s announcement that they will shoot down any missiles fired at Syria, an expectation that is well-founded after another chemical attack in the war-torn country. Trump’s tweet is getting a lot of backlash for a few reasons. 

The first being that, well, he announced a missile strike on Twitter. That in itself is enough to understand the criticism. Secondly, the backlash is coming from tweeting contradictions in two of his Tweets from August 2013, when he criticized Barack Obama for broadcasting the U.S. intent of striking Syria and the possibility of Obama attacking Syria without Congressional approval. 

Lastly, it’s difficult for people to decide whether or not to take him seriously. Donald Trump is known for a lot of things, but honesty isn’t one of them. 

On top of this, Trump’s tweet actually carries a little weight to it solely because of the word in quotations: “smart.” 

By stating that the missiles will be “nice and new and ‘smart’” is a subtle way of saying that we have far better technology than Russia believes, so much so that they wouldn’t be able to shoot it down, which is something Russia announced a few months ago they could do with ease. 

It’s also important to note that a few weeks ago, the U.S. Air Force general stated that the United States had no way of stopping a HyperSonic Ballistic Missile, something both Russia and China are expected to be far ahead of the U.S. in, in terms of development. 

So Trump’s tweet, while childish and hypocritical, carries more information than one might assume at first glance.

In other news involving the U.S. president, his attorney’s house was raided by the FBI. Reports said the FBI raided Michael Cohen’s house in search of information on things like the Stormy Daniels $130,000 payment, the tape of Trump and Billy Bush, where they talked about grabbing women, and other documents possibly related to the Russia voting fraud investigation. 

This is a huge scenario because you have to take into account a few facts. If the FBI raided Cohen’s house, that means they believed there was a possibility of him fleeing. 

The FBI had to get a warrant from a judge to raid the house of an attorney – something that rarely happens to begin with – and that attorney happens to be the attorney to the U.S.  president. 

It’d make someone willingly ignorant to ignore the possibility that Trump has far more connections to illegal activity than originally thought. 

A few days later, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he will not be seeking reelection, meaning the seat is open, and the Republican party is in big trouble. 

Trump no longer has someone to do his bidding in the House of Representatives, and with the November MidTerms coming up fast, there is a solid chance the Democrats will take control of Congress. 

Ryan’s retirement is very unorthodox and, on top of that, shows a break in his party. With all of this going on, it’s no surprise that many people are expecting an impeachment process within the next year or so. 

There is only so much Donald Trump can do to deflect questions, claim ignorance and push blame. The more lies you tell, the harder they are to keep track of, and the Republican party that barely supported him in the first place is going to have to fall back and regroup, leaving their “fearless leader” to fend for himself. 

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