2013: chemical attack killing over 1,000; Democrat Barrack Obama is President
2015: chemical attack killing almost 100; Republican Donald J. Trump is President
I have decided, however, to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now I simply concede the point. They are right. We do expect some things in return. We expect to foster a conservative governing philosophy consisting of limited government and respect for traditional American virtues. We expect a return on our investment… Furthermore, we expect the Republican party to use the money to promote these policies, and yes, to win elections.
– Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, 1997
– YouGov Poll of Approval Ratings (between Republicans and Democrats) of Vladimir Putin from 2014-2016