Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Putin sent congratulatory telegrams to Republican leaders in the four states that have cancelled their presidential primaries in order to keep three Republican challengers to Trump off the ballot.
"You have made the right decision," Putin wrote to Republicans in Nevada, Arizona, Kansas and South Carolina, which have cancelled their primary elections. "Railing voices have no place in elections in a republic, whether it be Russia or the United States. Your president is entitled to an uncontested renomination."
Opposition candidates in a recent Russian election were denied a place on the ballot there. In America, the four named states cancelled their Republican primaries, denying Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Joe Walsh of Illinois - both former members of congress, and former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld a chance to challenge Trump in their states' primaries.
"Trump condemns Venezuela for not having free and fair elections. Will he now condemn Nevada, Arizona, Kansas and South Carolina?" charges UNAX, a far left U.S. radical organization.