TRUMP Attacks “Foolishness” of Democrat-Media “Witch Hunt” … MEDIA AND #NEVERTRUMP GOES INSANE!
President Donald Trump headed into his first summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday determined to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief.
Before their meeting President Trump lashed out at previous US policy.
Trump also slammed the ongoing Democrat witch hunt of his campaign and administration.
Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2018
Of course, this caused the liberal media and Never Trumpers to go insane!
CNN hack Manu Raju tweeted.
Trump blames the US — not Russia for attacking the election, the annexation of Crimea, its role in Syria and poisoning of people in UK — for poor relations. Also, calls Mueller probe a “rigged witch hunt,” undermining the credibility of last week’s indictment of 12 Russians https://t.co/gDvayCtwAQ
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 16, 2018
Liberal Julian Sanchez:
I seem to recall Republican outrage at their sense that Obama was “apologizing” for America abroad. This is Trump literally, explicitly blaming the U.S. for another country attacking us, from that country’s soil. https://t.co/hDG1aPlwPg
— Julian Sanchez (@normative) July 16, 2018
Greg Sargent from Washington Post.
Republicans benefited from that attack, so it's no biggie
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) July 16, 2018
Radley Balko from WaPo.
Call me crazy, but I feel like there's a lot of room between "refusing to meet with Russia" and "slagging longtime allies, the US media, and the US itself while on foreign soil; heaping unctuous praise on Russia's murderous tyrant leader; and then meeting alone with that leader."
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) July 16, 2018
Jake Tapper from CNN.
POTUS blames *the US* for the poor state of US-Russia relations…. including blaming the *investigation* into the Russian cyberattack on the US — not the Russian cyberattack itself. https://t.co/hwLWjSzVKd
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 16, 2018
And, of course, Never Trumper Ben Sasse went off before the Trump meeting.
Things Every American Should Know Before the Trump-Putin Helsinki meeting:
1. Exactly who is Vladmir Putin, the Russian leader our president is about to meet with in Helsinki? And what does he want?
It’s a complicated question. But here’s what we do know…
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) July 16, 2018
And Bill Kristol.
America First = Blame America First. https://t.co/vMFNR1MCPD
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 16, 2018