Vladimir Putin is a happy man today! And the writers at SNL brought this point home brilliantly in this week’s “Cold Open” by roasting both Trump and Putin in a sketch starring a shirtless, devious and boastful looking Putin.
Why is Putin so chipper and optimistic? It’s likely because his Manchurian candidate finally took the Oath of Office and is now the (second) most powerful man on the planet.
SNL’s takeaway message is that Russian President Vladimir Putin is now in charge of our democracy, ruling by fiat through his puppet Donald Trump. Trump is already beginning to make papa Putin proud, repeating his campaign rhetoric and referring to as NATO “Obsolete” while also as criticizing the European Union.
This, of course, is music to Putin’s ears as no single entity would benefit more from a fracturing Europe and softening transatlantic alliance than the Russian Federation.
So remember, each time Trump publicly brags about his plans to put “America First” we must remember to read the fine print: so long as American interests align with and/or do not interfere with Russian interests.
We must admit, however, that we love ourselves some shirtless Putin!
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