The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
Quite honestly, I am struggling to find a winner of the week this week. Maybe it’s my frame of mind because I’m reading, watching, and hearing nothing but bad news. So my Who Won the Week winner is no one and nothing. Instead, I’m going on a rant. Buckle up.
Vladimir Putin is reportedly one of the world’s richest leaders, though there is no firm evidence of his actual wealth nor where he has it stashed. He is the leader of, geographically speaking, the largest country on the planet. And he is one of the most powerful men on the globe. Yet he seems bound and determined to acquire more personal wealth, more landmass by starting a war by invading Ukraine, and to gain even more power than he already has.
Former President Donald Trump, has described Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as “genius” and “savvy.” And then he insinuated that America’s leader’s are “dumb,” while praising Putin. And few Republicans have had the guts to criticize Trump for his praise of Putin.
For example, Republican Senator Tom Cotton repeatedly refused to condemn Donald Trump today. Cotton described Putin as a “ruthless dictator who wants to reassemble the greater Russian empire,” but when as George Stephanopoulos, host of the Sunday political news show, “This Week,” repeatedly asked Cotton if he would condemn Trump’s rhetoric about Putin and the invasion, Cotton refused to do so. Instead, his frivolous response was, “I don’t speak on behalf of other politicians, they can all speak for themselves.”
Do any of you have a selection for Who Won the Week this week?
Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (rich), Ragtag Daily Prompt (war), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (insinuate), The Daily Spur (host), E.M.’s Random Word prompt (frivolous), Your Daily Word Prompt (venture), and My Vivid Blog (smithereens). Photo credit: Emilio Morenatti—AP Images