The Politicus

Create | Share | Influence

Mark Meadows: Trump 'is the only president who actually went after a terrorist and took him out'

2 min read
Osama bin Laden (L) sits with his adviser and purported successor Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian linked to the al Qaeda network, during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir (not pictured) in an image supplied by the respected Dawn newspaper November 10, 2001. Al Qaedas elusive leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital Islamabad, U.S. President Barack Obama said on May 1, 2011. REUTERS/Hamid Mir/Editor/Ausaf Newspaper for Daily Dawn (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY). (Foto: HO/Scanpix 2011)

This morning on Fox & Friends, where brain cells go to die, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows claimed only Donald Trump goes after and takes out terrorists. Though his memory seemed, shall we say, selective.



p class=”is-empty-p”>

AINSLEY EARHARDT: “So you heard John Kerry knocking his foreign policy, Bill Clinton say coronavirus has just been chaotic. What’s the White House’s response?”

MARK MEADOWS: “Well, when you look at John Kerry talking about foreign policy and how he made Iran supposedly a safe nation, not a single American believes that. This is the only president who actually went after a terrorist and took him out. How do we know that? We saw it in real time, where this president took on a threat. And Iran is the state sponsor, the preeminent state sponsor of terror, and yet John Kerry is supposedly going to applaud the efforts of the Obama administration? It’s been this president who’s acted not just domestically but on foreign policy.”

“Jesus Christ, what a dumbfuck.”

Well, I can see why Meadows is so defensive. Kerry is still picking bits of Trump gristle out of his teeth this morning. In the following clip he calls Trump’s foreign policy a “blooper reel,” says Trump “inherited a growing economy and a peaceful world, and like everything else he inherited, he bankrupted it,” correctly notes that we’re now laughed at around the globe, and points out that Trump won’t even confront Russia over the bounties Putin has put on our soldiers’ heads.

Meanwhile, as anyone with two brain synapses to rub together could have predicted, Iran is expanding its nuclear program — because Trump capriciously abandoned a complex, multilateral agreement that was working.

Of course, defending Donald Trump’s record is a little like being a Soviet official dispatched to Pripyat, Ukraine, in May 1986 to convince the locals that their suddenly hairless pets haven’t turned into lava lamps.

In other words, there’s not a hell of a lot you can spew other than nonsense.

“This guy is a natural. Sometimes I laugh so hard I cry.” — Bette Midler on author Aldous J. Pennyfarthing, via Twitter. What made Bette break up? This: Dear Fcking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump and its sequels Dear Prsident A**clown and Dear F*cking Moron. And you can now preorder Goodbye, Asshat, AJP’s not-so-fond farewell to fascism!

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

The Politicus is a collaborative political community that facilitates content creation directly on the site. Our goal is to make the political conversation accessible to everyone.

Any donations we receive will go into writer outreach. That could be advertising on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit or person-to-person outreach on College campuses. Please help if you can:

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x