There is one thing that unifies establishment Democrats and Republicans. It's socialist globalism. Yes, no matter if they disagree on abortion, sanctity of marriage, or the religious freedom of God in the public square, establishment members of both parties are unified when it comes to a global economy, global trade, global migration, global climate control (or at least the wealth redistribution that it entails). In a sense, there are many factions vying for world domination-Islam, communism, capitalism-to name a few. Then there are the human vassals of these systems, ever seeking dominance in the one world order. This may well be at the bottom of all the problems between the globalists and Russia and Donald Trump.
At one time in America's history, the progressives (communists) adored populists. Think about how the radical left embraced those they considered populists-Mao, Che Guevera, Castro, Malcolm X. Even the ex "president" went to Cuba to pay homage to his populist communist idol, Fidel Castro. These godless populists promote anarchy, rebellion, anti-establishment mentalities. Ignorant pawns adore them, many not even knowing what they stand for. But when the leftist populists become the establishment, governing the very institutions they dreamed of overthrowing, a new populism arises comprised of people fed up with the antics of rebellion, anarchy and communism. They want a return to common sense decency. This underscores why globalists, especially the Democrats, are so hung up on nailing Trump and Russia.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, its leader Boris Yeltsin essentially shifted communism into a form of corrupt capitalism. Russian opponent of communism, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, wrote, "As a result of the Yeltsin era, all the fundamental sectors of our political, economic, cultural and moral life have been looted or destroyed." Populist Vladimir Putin, albeit no boy scout, restrained the corrupt billionaires who were looting Russia and restored its international standing. He is a pragmatic "Russia first" kind of guy. Along came Trump, an "America first" kind of guy. Neither of them fit in the globalists' "international system." As Christopher Caldwell, Senior Editor of The Weekly Standard, writes, "because they (globalists) assume there can never be legitimate historic reasons why a politician would arise in opposition to it."
For differing reasons, both Putin and Trump represent a threat to the socialist globalist establishment. In my opinion, the many differing forms of the antichrist system have suffered a setback because of the populist movement, although the prophetic march toward the end times was at a double-step until this newfound populism took root. It may provide a breather for some pieces to fit into the prophetic puzzle, such as the settling of Islamic colonization in Europe and America that accelerated under the socialist globalists. The prophecies of the end time will play out on God's time. Russia and the US will play their role-one way or another. In the end, however, what the Lord God says in Ezekiel 38:23 shall be true-"...they shall know that I am the Lord."