Putin's Rasputin has a message for Donald Trump's White House: 'Call me.' - 2017-03-03

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F0.png Putin's Rasputin has a message for Donald Trump's White House: 'Call me.' March 3, 2017, Orlando Crowcroft, International Business Times

Alexander Dugin was a fan of Donald Trump even when the rest of the world thought he was a lunatic with little chance of winning the primaries – let alone the US election. Now the ultra-nationalist that Breitbart dubbed 'Putin's Rasputin' has a message for the White House: "Call me."

Dugin, 55, already has fans in the US; White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon in 2014 defended his political theory, which fuses Martin Heidegger with Orthodox mysticism and a vitriolic hatred of liberals and 'globalists'. In regular tirades on his pro-Kremlin TV show, Dugin rails against a "corrupt, perverted, greedy gang of banksters and destroyers of cultures, traditions and identities".

The admiration goes both ways. As far back as Super Tuesday, Dugin was lauding Donald Trump as a revolutionary force in American politics and took up the billionaire's call to 'drain the swamp'.

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{{cite news | first = Orlando | last = Crowcroft | title = Putin's Rasputin has a message for Donald Trump's White House: 'Call me.' | url = https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/putins-rasputin-has-message-donald-trumps-white-house-call-me-1607981 | work = International Business Times | date = March 3, 2017 | accessdate = June 16, 2019 }}