Trump has no principles unless you count the principle of hard cold cash. What Trump's whole role in this is to Russia and Republicans is one of the "useful idiot".
You know what else really bothers me. When Conservatives fall for the whole, the federal government is corrupt and nonfunctional so we need less of it. So what do these conservatives do? they elect idiots who purposely undermine the federal government causing this self sustaining shit storm. Thus the elected leaders go, "see, I told you we need less Federal government!" It's mind boggling because without the federal government, half of the red states would fall into third world status lol.