Zarina Zabrisky is a Russian-born writer/journalist who witnessed the fall of the old Soviet Union and the rise of Putin, the oligarchs and the mafia state. She also saw how Russia has used weaponized propaganda to attack America and support Donald Trump. This is my interview with her.
Otiko: What did you do in Russia and how did you come to America?
Zabrisky: I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia (Leningrad, USSR, at the time.) I got a degree in English Language and Literature from St. Petersburg State University. Growing up in the collapsing USSR was challenging, but now these experiences inform my research. …
President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis was inevitable. He has downplayed the disease throughout this crisis and also shown a blatant disregard for the precautions. And as much as he’s refused to wear masks and continued to shake hands and hold mass gatherings, I’m surprised that it hasn’t happened sooner.
But reviewing the latest scandal du jour, you can see elements of Trumpism throughout the debacle.
Here are the main points:
Trump was a slick-talking con man before he was elected president and the presidency has only amplified his lying. The White House COVID-19 outbreak has also been an orgy of mendacity. We still don’t know the truth about the president’s condition. The outbreak was first blamed on advisor Hope Hicks, but it turns out Trump may have given the disease to her. …
Why are people surprised that President Donald Trump’s first debate performance turned out to be a flaming hot mess? Have people been paying attention? This is how he operates; he’d rather create a bigger fire to distract from the four dumpster fires on his lawn. Tuesday’s debate performance was classic Trump.
Trump must be the laziest president in history. …