A Republican by the name of Evan McMullin, who is a former CIA agent, is running for president as an independent in protest of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s candidacy. McMullin has wild theories about Trump and his ties to Russia, some which many individuals are shocked by but which may explain Trump’s love affair with Russia.
While giving an interview on CNN McMullin told the host, “It’s so unfortunate. Vladimir Putin is one of the primary sources of instability in this world, and the thought that we would have a Republican nominee so “in bed” with Putin, I think is so discouraging and really a bad thing for our country.” McMullin is correct that Trump being cozy with Russia is bad for our country, but there are many aspects of Trump’s platform which are bad for America including his incessant racism and horrifying attempts to make the American people hate one another based upon religion and ethnicity.
However, McMullin believes that Trump’s closeness with Russia is part of a concerted plan by the Russian government and that Trump may even be in the process of being blackmailed by Vladimir Putin:
You know I hear from some of my old intelligence friends that Donald Trump has been engaged in some activities in Russia that Vladimir Putin may be using to blackmail Trump. There’s a lot going on there that I don’t think has come to light, but the proof is in the pudding, as they say, and you can see it in Donald Trump’s actions.
If McMullin’s accusations are correct they have damning implications for Trump’s candidacy, but more importantly for the American people. Were Trump able to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton he would be the first ever Manchurian candidate, and that is truly frightening.
Watch all of McMullin’s interview below: