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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Held Hostage in the White House
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Trump's actions show weakness, not strength – bowing to pressure, abandoning his inauguration day promises straightaway on taking office.
He yielded authority to dark forces running things in Washington, appointing a rogue's gallery of neocons to key administration posts.
They notably include hugely dangerous Russophobic/Islamophobic extremists, figures committed to endless wars of aggression, wanting all sovereign independent governments forcefully toppled, an agenda risking catastrophic nuclear war.
Trump gave up on wanting improved relations with Moscow, imposing more illegal sanctions, likely intending more.
He's "preparing to expel dozens of Russian diplomats from the US in response to the (alleged) nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK" – according to Bloomberg Politics, citing "two (unnamed)
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