It is clear to all of us, at this point, that Donald Trump is both too stupid and too deranged to formulate and carry out any long term policy to destroy the country. But the orders are coming from somewhere.
Virtually no one yet- not even the left wing blogs I read- has been willing to state openly what is going on here, so I'll take the fall. Call me deranged; call me a lunatic conspiracy theorist if you want; I've been called that off and on for decades as I have chronicled the Republican efforts to plunder our country, and I have been proven right every time. I know I am right this time too, even if some people are going to have to wait a couple of decades to see it.
Whoever is giving the Trump administration its orders is carrying out a two pronged strategy. First, they are systematically destroying any support our government has internally, by wrecking every single thing that the government does that benefits the American people, and depriving the government of the funds to even think of enacting popular legislation. Secondly, they are also systematically eroding any thought on the part of our allies that the government will act rationally, or even respect agreements we have already made.
Every act that Trump makes furthers one or the other of these goals; and the obvious beneficiary of this behavior is Vladimir Putin. The truth is, Putin doesn't give a damn about our country or what happens to it; he is not after our land or our wealth, which is rapidly disappearing anyway. All he desires is the freedom to do what he wants in his half of the world, without a fear that the United States could act, or put together a coalition, to stop him.
This is the only explanation of Trump's behavior that covers all of the facts. Trump is paying off his end of the deal that subverted our election system to put him in the White House. Of course, in normal circumstances, no one could ever expect Trump to keep his end of the deal once he got what he wanted, but Vlad has a unique talent at persuading people to do what he says.
The sad thing is, this is the quid pro quo that completes the monstrous crime Trump has committed and continues to commit, but it is practically impossible to prove in court. We all know it is true: Trump, the most loathsome traitor the country has ever known, will probably escape the real consequences his crimes deserve, and there is every likelihood that he will escape paying any price at all, given that the other leaders in his party are barely less corrupt than he is himself.