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    to further the Kremlin's cultivation of him

    Does "to further the Kremlin's cultivation of him" mean "to further develop a particular relationship with Kremlin"?


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    So far TRUMP has declined various sweetener real estate business deals offered him in Russia in order to further the Kremlin's cultivation of him.

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    Re: to further the Kremlin's cultivation of him

    Yes- they were, allegedly, grooming him for their purposes, so they, again allegedly, took steps to take the relationship further to get what they wanted.

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    Re: to further the Kremlin's cultivation of him

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Yes- they were, allegedly, grooming him for their purposes, so they, again allegedly, took steps to take the relationship further to get what they wanted.
    What I don't understand is that "TRUMP has declined various sweetener real estate business deals offered him." If Trump allowed Kremlin to further cultivate him, he could take the sweetener deals. The reason that he refused to accept the deals is that he wanted to use such behavior as a veneer to cover his "big plan"?

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    Re: to further the Kremlin's cultivation of him

    The one being "cultivated" is not necessarily aware of the fact.

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    Re: to further the Kremlin's cultivation of him

    If he took such "sweetener" deals, he would have trouble denying that he's being groomed/cultivated. Despite appearances, he's not stupid - he knows he's going to have to be very careful to appear not to be involved in any wrongdoing. As with any politician, it's not what you do, it's what you get caught doing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to further the Kremlin's cultivation of him

    If, and this is highly speculative and I have no wish to suggest in any way that it is true in this case, you are being blackmailed and are offered an incentive in addition to the blackmail, you might feel that you don't want to accept it.

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    Re: to further the Kremlin's cultivation of him

    "So far TRUMP has declined various sweetener real estate business deals offered him in Russia in order to further the Kremlin's cultivation of him."

    The sentence is ambiguous. Trump did not decline the deals in order to further the Kremlin's cultivation of him - which is one legitimate reading.
    The deals were offered in order to further the Kremlin's cultivation. The end of the sentence could be read as being the reason for the declining or for the offering.

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