Onye Nkuri, a Nigerian based Political and International Affair analyst has said Vladmir Putin, the Russian President didn’t divide America, rather local politicians in the country did.
Nkuri in a tweet said, “Putin is not “going to destroy America from within”. Putin didn’t “divide America”, local politicians did.”
“The best he can do is reveal that America is not what it claims to be; And with the current state of domestic politics in the USA, his job will be made a lot easier.”
The Russian President in recent years have been accused by some section of American Politicians of trying to divide America through sowing “distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general by allegedly interfering in the 2016 election that brought current US President Doanld Trrump into office.
Report had been that he focus efforts generally on dividing Americans by sowing “distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general.”
Hillary Clinton, the former US Presidential candidate in 2016 after her defeat against current President, Donald Trump accused the Russian president of interfering in the US 2016 election.
She had said in a report by Time that Russia wanted to “undermine our democracy” and that Putin has a “personal beef” with her because she said the 2011 Russian parliamentary elections were rigged.”
“Putin publicly blamed me for the outpouring of outrage by his own people, and that is the direct line between what he said back then and what he did in this election,” she said.
Also, the Federal Investigative Bureau (FBI), former director, James Comey during a hearing in 2017 reported by Business Insider before the House Intelligence Committee on the Russian efforts to undermine Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign said Russia’s intervention in the US election was “unusually loud.
The report said, “They were unusually loud in their intervention,” Comey said when asked by Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida what the Russians did in the 2016 presidential race that they hadn’t done before.
“It’s almost as if they didn’t care that we knew,” he said.
Comey suggested that Russia may have wanted the US government to tell the public what Russia was doing, so as to “amplify” its efforts.
“Their loudness, in a way, would be counting on us to amplify it by telling the American people what we saw and freaking people out about how the Russians might be undermining our elections successfully,” Comey said.