Putin’s top pundits float Trump and Gabbard on 2024 ticket


Pundits on Russian state TV have been pushing American regime change amid Democratic President Joe Biden‘s support for Ukraine, talking up a 2024 ticket consisting of former President Donald Trump and ex-Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.   

The Daily Beast reported Monday that state TV host Evgeny Popov recently declared the time had come to ‘again help our partner Trump to become president.’ 

Another pundit, Russian ‘Americanist’ Malek Dudakov, suggested Trump should be invited to the coastal Ukrainian city of Mariupol – once Russia wins that territory. 

‘The most banal approach I can think of is to invite Trump – before he announces he’s running for president – to some future summit in liberated Mariupol,’ Dudakov floated Thursday night. 

Dmitry Drobnitsky, another ‘Americanist’ on the panel, took it a step further, suggesting former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard get an invitation alongside Trump.

‘Tulsi Gabbard would also be great. Maybe Trump will take her as vice president?’ Drobnitsky mused, according to The Daily Beast. 

Former President Donald Trump

Former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii

Pundits on Russian state TV have been pushing American regime change amid Democratic President Joe Biden’s support for Ukraine, talking up a 2024 ticket consisting of former President Donald Trump (left) and ex-Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (right) 

The Daily Beast reported Monday that state TV host Evgeny Popov recently declared the time had come to 'again help our partner Trump to become president'

The Daily Beast reported Monday that state TV host Evgeny Popov recently declared the time had come to ‘again help our partner Trump to become president’ 

Gabbard, who made waves during the 2016 race to back democratic socialist candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in the Democratic primary over the more mainstream Hillary Clinton, more recently has embraced the American political right.   

She gave a keynote speech in February at the Conservative Political Action Conference. 

The Beast reported that she recently has become a fixture on Russian state TV, and referred to as a ‘Russian agent’ by the Kremlin’s propoganda machine. 

Clinton, a former U.S. secretary of State, suggested in 2019 that the Russians were ‘grooming’ Gabbard. 

Gabbard later sued the former Democratic nominee for defamation.   

Trump denied any coordination between his 2016 campaign and Russia – what Special Counsel Robert Mueller was investigating in the Russia probe – but made complimentary remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategy in the run-up to the war. 

Dudakov also suggested that Russia’s interference in upcoming U.S. elections was in its early stages, but more will be accomplished after the invasion of Ukraine is over. 

‘When things thaw out and the presidential race for 2024 is firmly on the agenda, there’ll be moments we can use,’ he said.  

He spoke of Russia trying to make the U.S. even more polarized.   

The conversation on Russia state TV is happening as U.S. intelligence officials are warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin (pictured) may use Biden's support for Ukraine to meddle in future elections

The conversation on Russia state TV is happening as U.S. intelligence officials are warning that Russian President Vladimir Putin (pictured) may use Biden’s support for Ukraine to meddle in future elections

‘With Europe, economic wars should take priority. With America, we should be working to amplify the divisions and – in light of our limited abilities – to deepen the polarization of American society,’ Dudakov said. 

‘There is a horrific polarization of society in the United States, very serious conflicts between the Democrats and Republicans that keep expanding,’ he noted. You’ve already mentioned that America is a dying empire – and most empires weren’t conquered, they were destroyed from within.’ 

‘The same fate likely awaits America in the near decade,’ Dudakov. ‘That’s why, when all the processes are thawed, Russia might get the chance to play on that.’

The conversation on Russia state TV is happening as U.S. intelligence officials are warning that Putin may use Biden’s support for Ukraine to meddle in future elections. 

The Associated Press reported Saturday intelligence agencies have yet to find evidence of Putin ordering election meddling – like he did in 2016 and 2020 to assist Trump – but he may see the U.S.’s backing of Ukraine as a reason to do so. 



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