Donald Trump never fails to embarrass the country while traveling overseas to represent the American people. In his first press conference in nearly 16 months as president, he rambled, insulted, and lied in true Trump fashion.
"You know, Obama can say all he wants, but he allowed Russia to take Crimea. I may have had a much different attitude," President Trump says on allowing Russia back into G-7 https://t.co/syywHUMwLG pic.twitter.com/eyuUXoaLiC
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 9, 2018
There is literally nothing Trump won’t blame Obama for. Apparently, when a foreign country commits an illegal act, Obama was supposed to stop them, although Trump has also excoriated his predecessor for taking action in places like Libya, insisting that the region was destabilized by the decision to interfere.
It’s even more disturbing that Trump blames Obama for a crime Russian President Vladimir Putin committed but advocates for relieving the sanctions for that illegal act. The president is currently meeting with six of the United States’ closest allies blaming his predecessor for a decision all six of them agreed should be done.
Instead of Putin for seizing Crimea, Trump blames Obama for having let it “get away”
“i don’t know why he did that”
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) June 9, 2018
The New York Times explained the reasons for the G7’s animosity toward Russia following the annexation of Crimea and the human rights abuses that happened there.
‘Russia has committed “multiple and grave” human rights abuses in Crimea since reclaiming the territory three years ago, the United Nations said on Monday, including arbitrary arrests, torture and the imposition of Russian citizenship on residents of the former Ukrainian region.
‘United Nations investigators have documented evidence of arbitrary detentions, torture and abductions since Russian troops annexed the Crimean Peninsula, according to a report presented in Geneva on Monday and linking abuses to the Federal Security Service, Russian police officers and a paramilitary group.’
Conservatives went nuts when Putin invaded Crimea and Obama limited his response to diplomatic and financial methods. Trump apparently has now decided Putin deserves a diplomatic reprieve for telling the world he doesn’t care what they think.
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) June 9, 2018
Not only has Trump sided with Putin over our long-time allied countries, it seems fairly obvious why that would be. Not only did the hostile foreign power work to help Trump get elected, the crimes for which they have been sanctioned are not crimes with which Trump disagrees. He’s openly advocated for torture, rants about jailing members of the press, and detains not only refugees at the southern border but their children, as well.
Asked if the US should recognize Crimea as Russia, Trump says, "You have to ask President Obama because was the one that let Crimea get away during his administration… Obama can say all he wants but he allowed Russia to take Crimea. I may have had a much different attitude." pic.twitter.com/WbfJEuFt7t
— David Mack (@davidmackau) June 9, 2018
The humiliation of being an American citizen is painful under Trump, but comments like these are becoming downright terrifying.
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