As the threat of Russia invading Ukraine grows more serious each day, Fox News hosts and other right-wing provocateurs have tried to push an anti-Ukraine and pro-Putin message. Never mind that Russia has a government opposed to democracy and supportive of invasion, it should be obvious that supporting Russia could have dire consequences for the people whose country would be taken over as well as for the global community as a whole.
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As President Biden tries to tackle the issue, people like Tucker Carlson are busy convincing people that standing with Communist Russia is more desirable than standing with Ukraine, a democracy with a new leader and a population of people who don’t want war at their doorsteps.
‘Why is it disloyal to side with Russia but loyal to side with Ukraine? They’re both foreign countries that don’t care anything about the United States. Kind of strange.’
Of course, Csrlson’s rhetoric matches that of his hero, Donald Trump, who made quick friends with Vladimir Putin and tried to extort Ukraine, offering an exchange of congressionally approved funding so that Ukrainians could defend themselves in exchange for bogus announcements of investigations into his political rival, Joe Biden.
Ukraine ultimately refused to go that far to please Trump and the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice did not do much to prevent the current threat from happening.
Twitter had a lot of thoughts about the issues arising in Ukraine and Russia, as well as how Biden is handling the issues. Read some of their comments below: