The president and his congressional and media enablers claim there is no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia. They ardently ignore, and assume we don’t know, that both Trump adviser Papadopoulos and Trump Jr. have publicly admitted to or even bragged about attempting collusion with Russians.
Even without that evidence, Trump enablers must explain why Trump is now doing nothing to prevent Russian manipulation of the 2018 elections, and why Trump constantly undermines our historic allies on this continent and in Europe while furthering the goals of despots and dictators around the world. Whether Trump colluded with Russia or not, it has been publicly acknowledged that members of his campaign did, and we can see him constantly undermining our friends and colluding with our international competitors.
Ashland candidates running under the Republican (now Trumpist) banner should know that they and their party platforms are based on supporting Russian collusion.