ROMNEY WORDSWORTH – During a 3 hour press conference on Thursday, December 17, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin singled out Donald Trump from among the American candidates running for president for some unexpected praise:

“He is a very flamboyant man, very talented, no doubt about that,” Putin said. “He is an absolute leader of the presidential race, as we see it today. He says that he wants to move to another level of relations, to a deeper level of relations with Russia. How can we not welcome that? Of course we welcome it.”

“It’s not up to us to judge his virtue, that is up to US voters, but he is the absolute leader of the presidential race,” Putin added.

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“I will get along — I think — with Putin, and I will get along with others, and we will have a much more stable — stable world,” Trump said. “I would talk to him. I would get along with him.”

For his part, Donald Trump has been almost alone in supporting Putin’s bombing campaign of ISIS in Syria.  This is in stark contrast to establishment neocons like Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Jeb Bush, who are all in favor of imposing a no fly zone in Syria, even though this would require America to shoot down Russian warplanes, and would only end up protecting ISIS.  As Rand Paul aptly pointed out during the Tuesday night debate in Las Vegas, “If you want to vote for World War III, you have your candidate”, referring to Chris Christie.

And the establishment media has the nerve to say that Donald Trump doesn’t have the right temperament to have his finger on the nuclear button.  Well, Donald Trump isn’t threatening to shoot down Russian planes and start WWIII, and Donald Trump isn’t promising to try to confiscate all the guns in America, like Hillary Clinton is, which would guarantee another Civil War in the U.S.

As Donald Trump has pointed out, Vladimir Putin has no respect for Barack Obama.  Russian media is full of vitriol of Obama for his anti-Russian policies in The Ukraine and Syria.

I don’t doubt Vladimir Putin’s ability to judge character.  Putin rightly sees Donald Trump as a man that Russia can do business with, and what is wrong with that?  Forget the official propaganda narrative out of Washington, D.C.  Vladimir Putin is not the bad guy in The Ukraine.  George Soros engineered an illegal coup in Ukraine, replacing a pro-Russian President with an anti-Russian, neo-Nazi regime that set off the current border war with Russia.  The Ukraine is in a deeply bitter civil war now because the Eastern half of the country is mostly ethnic Russians who would rather be part of Russia than be ruled by Ukrainians.  The ethnic animosity between Ukrainians and Russians in Ukraine is today as bad as race relations between whites and blacks has ever been in the United States.

Vladimir Putin isn’t a bad guy for annexing the Crimea, if you understand Russian history.  The Crimea was historically a part of Russia, but was administratively transferred to the Soviet Socialist Republic of Ukraine under Stalin.  Now that The Ukraine has broken away from Russia and is saber rattling, Russia moving to claim the Ukraine is akin to the United States moving forces to claim Long Island if New York State seceded from the Union.

In Syria, it is Putin who has the moral authority.  Turkey and the Obama Regime have been complicit in arming and funding ISIS to take down the Assad Regime.  But who believes an Islamic Caliphate running Syria would be preferable to Assad?

For these reasons, Vladimir Putin has a sizable fan base with many conservative voters in America.  His endorsement is not the kiss of death that the Left Media thinks it is.

The United States and Russia will be both better off when Donald Trump is elected president of the United States.