Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine has become a rare exception, its butchery in plain view via saturation coverage for anyone with a video screen.
That's right: In the struggle now uniting the free world against an autocrat's lawless aggression, America's most recent ex-President sided with the autocrat.
It's not just that Donald Trump recently hailed the "genius" of Putin's strike against Ukraine.
Since his political career began, Trump has backed Putin in ways connected directly to the Russian's quest to subjugate that country.
He sought to place a Trump Tower in Moscow even as he ran for president.
In 2013, when he staged a beauty pageant there, Trump asked on Twitter: "Will (Putin) become my new best friend?".
"I would like you to do us a favor," Trump told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in their infamous July 2019 telephone call. »