If anyone thinks that Donald Trump is the only U.S. president ever targeted for befriending Russia, think again.
As I indicated in a recent article, the deep state went after President Kennedy for doing the same thing. And yes, like Trump, they called Kennedy a traitor, an appeaser, and a coward for refusing to stand up to Russia, which was then part of the Soviet Union.
Yesterday the Texas Tribune published an article entitled “It’s Time to Impeach the President” by Republican state representative Jason Villalba. Comparing Trump to conservative/Republican icon Ronald Reagan, Villalba wrote:
I am a Republican today because of Ronald Reagan. He instilled in me the principles that have guided my life … Today, our own president of the United States mocks these basic tenets.Well, except for this, which Villalba failed to mention: Reagan was another president the deep state and the conservative movement targeted for befriending Russia.
The sordid tale is detailed in an article that appeared in the December 5, 1987, issue of the Los Angeles Times. Reagan was about to enter into a nuclear missile treaty with the Soviet Union (of which Russia was the leading member), and the deep state and the right wing were as livid with him as they are today with Trump.