As allegations have recently arisen suggesting that Russia is holding compromising personal and financial information about Donald Trump, Trump took to twitter to vent his anxieties. In a tweet posted today (January 11th) Trump wrote that “Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?” (Source: Twitter).

Trump's questionable relationship with Vladimir Putin

Much of Trump’s 2016 campaign and the recent months leading to his inauguration have been littered with suggestions of a relationship between Vladimir Putin and himself.

An interview was brought to media attention last year of him discussing his relationship to Vladimir Putin. In November 2013 he was interviewed by MSNBC in Moscow where he was asked if he had a relationship with Vladimir Putin. The reporter asked if Trump felt he had “sway or influence” over Putin’s government. In response, he said that he did have a relationship with Putin and suggested that Putin might even be watching his every move. He went on to say that Putin had “done a brilliant job in what he represents and who he is representing” and suggested that “he [Putin] had eaten the president’s lunch” and put himself “at the forefront as a leader” (Source: MSNBC).

A tricky time for Trump

Throughout his 2016 campaign Trump continuously denied allegations of a close relationship between Putin and himself.

In a later interview conducted by MSNBC in 2016 he was again asked about his ties to Putin, he denied any relationship between the pair, additionally claiming that they had never even spoken on the phone. Trump is well known for his gregarious tweets and social media messages, but these allegations suggesting that U.S. intelligence officals have been investigating financial information on Trump held by Russia could see him facing one of the most rocky periods of his time in the limelight.

With the recent backlash in response to his tweets regarding Meryl Streep's comments at The Golden Globes, Trump's habit of using twitter to express his thoughts appears to be hindering him more than it is helping him.