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Pussy Riot singer’s warning about Trump: ‘Everyone thought Putin was a joke too’

Donald Trump has been the gift that keeps on giving for mainstream media — a true headline creating machine. Trump’s cartoonishly awful antics are arguably the most talked about part of the entire upcoming presidential race, which is still almost an entire year away.

Donald Trump has been the gift that keeps on giving for mainstream media — a true headline creating machine. Trump’s cartoonishly awful antics are arguably the most talked about part of the entire upcoming presidential race, which is still almost an entire year away.

While it seems logical that acting like an obtuse bigot would squash anyone’s chances of becoming president, this year has shown us that the more vocally ignorant and absurd Trump becomes, the more fanatical his voter base becomes, even as the left takes him less and less seriously with every outburst.

This combination of dismissal from the left and passionate response from the far right is incredibly dangerous. Most recently, a similar political atmosphere led to the election of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who recently touted Donald Trump as “brilliant.” In response, Maria Alekhina of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot gave the following warning during an interview with the Huffington Post:

“When Putin came to his first term or second term, nobody [in Russia] actually thought that this is serious. Everybody was joking about it. And nobody could imagine that after five, six years, we would have a war in Ukraine, annexation of Crimea, and these problems in Syria.”

Alekhina pointed out that the mainstream media’s obsession with Donald Trump not only spreads his poisonous point of view, but normalizes and makes light of it.

“It’s a very short way from joke to sad reality when you have a really crazy president speaking about breaking every moral and logic norm.”

This a warning Americans should take seriously, especially as Trump has publicly stated that he is “honored” to have been called brilliant by Putin, and has defended Russia’s infamously dictatorial president against allegations that he’s silencing members of the media. The U.S. presidential election is still 11 months away, so it’s still not too late for America to drop Donald Trump, and perhaps tire of his brand entirely, but only time will tell.

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  1. Mark Goodale

    December 26, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Maria Alekhina needs to understand a big, big, big difference between Putin and Trump. Putin is a very serious ex-KGB insider who is frighteningly competent at many things. Trump is a loudmarth narcissist whose chief skills include acting like a buffoon on national television, failing to efficiently manage the giant piles of money his daddy left him, and taking advantage of bankruptcy laws to make sure his multiple business failures only cost *other* people, not himself. There’s a world of difference between the skill sets and competencies of these two men.

  2. Mark Tyen

    December 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    And why should we care with this talentless slag has to say about anything?

  3. Etien De Lamothe Cassel

    December 27, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    TRUMP 2016

  4. ebfilmsman

    December 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

    A small part of me is rooting for a Trump presidency, if only to ensure that the USA gets another example of why pure, unregulated Reaganomics is bad for any country.

    Meanwhile, I’ll be up here in Canada working on my own self-sufficient city.

  5. Ralph Nick Sanniti

    January 2, 2016 at 4:58 am

    She is why liberals are killing this great country.

  6. Mark Nappi

    January 2, 2016 at 5:56 am

    And Hitler was a failed painter.

  7. stephie walter

    January 2, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Excellent reply Mark. And you are absolutely right. Americans just want the short cut – they won’t research Trump because they want a quick fix to problems that have been building in this country over decades. It’s deeply and profoundly troubling what a nation of dimwits we have become.

  8. Roger Anderson

    January 3, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Because that talentless slag is running for the office of president of the USA

  9. Rude Sauce

    January 9, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Shes a Russian, who was jailed bc Putin can’t have critics. But thanks for playing.

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