Far from being total adversaries on the world stage, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have had words of mutual respect for each other over the years. Even in the midst of Russian aggression toward Ukraine, President Trump has good things to say about Putin.
“This is genius,” he said of Putin’s decision on Monday to officially recognize the breakaway provinces and authorize the use of Russian military personnel to assist them. “So Putin is now saying it’s independent — a large section of Ukraine. I said, how smart is that? And he’s gonna go in and be a peacekeeper. We could use that on our southern border. That’s the strongest peace force I’ve ever seen. There were more army tanks than I’ve ever seen. They’re gonna keep the peace, all right.”
This statement, of course, runs contrary to the mainstream media narrative currently being pushed around the world that Putin invading Ukraine, even if the first moves were surgical strikes taking out bioweapons labs and military installments, is intolerable aggression.
“I want to make sure within our own country that we are calling out those people who are giving aid and comfort to Vladimir Putin about what a genius he is what a smart move it is, who are, unfortunately, being broadcast by Russian media, not only inside Russia but in Europe to demonstrate the division within our own country,” the 2016 Democratic nominee said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday.
“Maybe this terrible aggression by Putin will stiffen the spines of a lot of Republicans in office who understand you cannot continue to give Trump and his enablers a blank check because they will lead us to a very bad place,” she continued.
“They somehow believe that because Putin presents himself as a strong leader on behalf of certain values that are you know, anti gay, that are anti, you know, freedom and democracy that so messy, that somehow you know, that quote corresponds with the views of certain members and elements of the Republican Party.”
“They could not be more mistaken,’ she continued. ‘I mean, he poisons people in prisons.”
Republicans have not actually backed President Trump in his statement at all, so where this is coming from is anyone’s guess. And of course, the quote is being taken totally out of context pulling what sounds good to liberals in headlines knowing their fellow idiots will never listen to the full comment made by President Trump.