It is unseemly to crow about me being prescient and right in the past but I ask you to read my featured flashback post in the left margin, Crimea River. Written in January of 2017, the writing was on the wall regarding the foolishness of President Trump's words and actions regarding NATO and the EU.
Putin worked his American pal like a violin, or a useful idiot, whichever you prefer.
"Now if I was a citizen of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland or the Ukraine, those people have good reason to worry. Because Herr Trump now says that NATO is obsolete, as is the EU. This is a major deck reshuffle and might pave the way for the Russian Bear to recoup some major real estate. Think Trump will utter a peep?"
Blind dog or a broken clock, nice to be right once in a while, if the end result was not so horrific. Unfortunately the writing was on the wall with this one.