“It is better to remain neutral, but if we had to choose, then Trump is certainly ours.”
Julia Davis is a columnist for The Daily Beast, a featured expert on Russian propaganda with the Atlantic Council's Disinformation Portal, and the creator of the Russian Media Monitor. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, and Women In Film.
Russia is using the unhinged QAnon playbook to boost the president who they believe will pay them back if he’s re-elected.
Russian media mocked the State Department’s promise to pay for election interference information—but also warned Russians not to get any “traitor” ideas.
From the U.S. troop drawdown in Germany to Trump’s refusal to slam Russia over soldier bounties, Russian state media is jubilant over America acting in the Kremlin’s interests.
Russian state TV commentators have been perfectly out front declaring that whoever first obtained a vaccine would have a huge strategic advantage.
Kremlin-controlled media continue to flatter the American president they sometimes call their “agent.” But they know he’s in trouble, and the Putin bromance is on ice for now.
The theme of racially motivated unrest in the United States fills pro-Kremlin propagandists with joy and leaves them craving more.
While the English-speaking offshoots of state media feign sympathy, in Russian for domestic audiences grotesque propaganda serves only the interests of the Putin regime.
Trump administration talk about starting a new arms race has the Kremlin on edge. It’s as if they suddenly realized their buffoon has his finger on the thermonuclear button.
Now that Trump reportedly is toying with a resumption of nuclear testing, the Kremlin intends to take full advantage.