The Monster has been in the making for 20+years, and nobody seemed to notice - some even openly admired him. The banks laundered his billions, stolen money poured into Trump and other properties all over the world, luxury yachts and private plains of Russian oligarchs were welcome anywhere they chose to go.
What about politicians? "Putin is a great statesman who knows how to use his power", said Mike Pompeo. Now, we see it on TV screens.