From Ace of Spades:
If President Trump were truly a tool of the Kremlin and Putin, one would think that he would be more conciliatory toward Putin's supporters. Instead he is hammering them with sanctions.
Russia's economy is heavily dependent on oil sales, because let's face it, Russian products stink, they have no significant exports except oil, nerve gas, polonium tipped umbrellas and weapons. So any decrease in oil prices is a significant blow to Putin and Russia and his plans, whatever they may be. Yet President Trump is a loud and proud believer in American energy independence, and supports the oil and coal industries in very concrete ways. If he were a Russian stooge, one would think that he would try to limit American energy production to raise the price of oil on the world markets.
"I think it's a horrible thing that Germany's doing. It's a horrible mistake. How can you be working for peace and working from strength when somebody has that kind of power over you," the US president said. "You've given up all of your strength. I think it's very bad for Germany. It's very bad for the German people. And I don't think it's very good for NATO, if you want to know the truth."GO READ THE REST.