So the big question, of course, is why. Why is Trump afraid of Putin? What leverage does Putin have on Trump that allows him — Putin — to be the only person in the world about whom Trump refuses to voice a negative word, no matter what he does? There are many thoughts on this. Some think that there is a sex tape of Trump in Russia. There might be. But I don’t think this is what keeps Trump in line. After all, everyone knows about Trump’s multiple affairs, his payoffs to keep his lovers quiet, and the numerous complaints of sexual assault against him from about 20 women. These issues don’t concern Trump, in my opinion. Nor do I believe they concern his fans. Indeed, the “family values” mantle of the GOP was discarded by Trump’s fans years ago.