“The little gift goes where he hopes to find the big gift.” Does Donald Trump know this Russian proverb? Failing to be poisoned, the recent gift from Vladimir Putin – 60 tonnes of medical supplies sent to New York – smacks of propaganda. The symbolism is powerful. Moscow is helping one of the most iconic and wealthy cities in the world. Good game. Thank you, Vladimir. New York is on the verge of a health emergency, Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election after being the subject of a dismissal trial, has been slow to force the industrial sector to produce masks and artificial respirators in mass. beautiful Russian gift has just landed on the tarmac at JFK airport.
“We are just saving lives!”
The Russian Air Force Antonov-124-100 arrived in New York on Wednesday. Filled with “medical masks and medical equipment”. A tweet from the Russian mission to NATO said it straight away, with a small hand in emoji: “Stop politics, we just save lives!” Donald Trump spoke of “very nice” gesture and Mike Pompeo, the US diplomat, commented, “We have to work together to beat the Covid-19. That’s why the United States agreed to buy urgently needed protective equipment from Russia. ” Because, yes, let’s not dream, help is not free.
“Nothing to say. Just a Russian military plane landing at JFK with 60 tonnes of medical supplies to support the American response to # COVID19. A real boon for propaganda, as our own government moves away from America’s role as leader in a global crisis “, tweets, bitter, Brett McGurk, a former diplomat who worked for Donald Trump, Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
Ben Hodges, ex-commander of the American army in Europe, goes further. He tweets a photo from the Russian Foreign Ministry showing thousands of cartons stacked in a plane hold, calling it a “hoax.” “No air force in the world would load an airplane like this. But if that’s true, it’s a gift FOR the Kremlin, not from the Kremlin, ”he wrote. Do we have to remember it? Moscow was guilty of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and Donald Trump, suspected of collusion, had to face the investigation of independent prosecutor Robert Mueller before being partially cleared. And then, Russia is subject to economic sanctions from the Americans.
The 2020 presidential campaign is both suspended, taken hostage by the coronavirus, and eventful. The Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in the United States. In human terms, the next two weeks will be “very, very painful,” admitted the president. Unbelievable unemployment figures fell on Thursday: 6.6 million Americans signed up in one week. Never seen. Bad news for Donald Trump who hoped to move towards his re-election by brandishing good economic results. The first world power is weakened. And the propaganda doesn’t stop with the coronavirus.