Russia's Support For President Trump

Yes, we've all heard about the supposed secret connection between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, as well as charges of election hacking by the Russian Government from the U.S. Intelligence Community.

What isn't as well known is just how popular Trump has been amongst Russian citizens and political activists. Sure, you could make the argument that the majority of the pro-Trump voice has come from the state-controlled Russian media- but many Russians seem to have noticed all on their own some of Trump's policies that they feel align with their interests. 

Yes, there's clearly a healthy dose of anti-Clinton spin coming from the Russian media, but clearly Trump's views on Syria and the Ukraine, and his anapologetic assault on political correctness has struck a chord with a significant number of Russian citizens.