The false narrative that Trump was tougher on Russia than Biden or Obama was turned on its head by this analyst.
Nope! Trump was not tougher on Russia
Melinda Haring, Atlantic Council Eurasia Center Deputy Director, a supposedly nonpartisan organization now supported by Right-Winger Charles Koch, appeared on MSNBC. Ayman Mohyeldin asked her a simple question.
How did the GOP evolve from the party of Reagan’s Cold War mentality?” Mohyeldin asked. “To where they are now or where they were just prior to the Russian invasion?”
Instead of answering the question, Haring attempted to make the case that the program was speculative. More importantly, she tried to promote the Right-Wing narrative that Donald Trump was tougher on Russia than Biden or past administrations.”
Ayman Mohyeldin pushed back. He asked if Trump’s attempt to weaken NATO was not tantamount to doing the will of Putin. She grudgingly had to accept that reality. That alone completely blew her argument of a tougher-on-Russia Trump.
But it was Tom Nichols, The Atlantic Contributing Writer, who schooled her on the reality about Trump’s impeachable offense and weakness towards Putin, Russia.
“I can’t let it stand to say that Trump was somehow tough on Russia here,” Tom Nichols said. “There has to be a correction involved because the policies of the US government were tough on Russia put in place under Bush and Obama. Trump was impeached specifically because he was trying to get other people to break the law to undermine those existing policies because he didn’t want to be perceived as rolling back those policies. He was literally trying to undermine the policies of his own government by getting other people to break the law and to weaken Ukraine. And that’s why he was impeached. So it’s not correct to say that Trump was tough. The existing policies were tough. Trump had left them in place and then broke the law and reached the point of impeachment by trying to undermine those policies. I have to make that correction.”
It is not often one sees a total rebuke of a statement made by one panelist against another in such factual detail on these panels. We need this in these difficult times of rampant fake news.
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