August 27, 2019
The actual fact is that there is no Russian crisis, it was all a hoax.
No one on earth gives a darn if Russia annexes Crimea or any other part of the Ukraine. It is a stupid discussion.
President Donald Trump repeatedly pivoted all reporters’ questions about Russia to highlight former President Barack Obama’s failure to contain Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive actions.
During a press conference, one reporter criticized Trump for signaling his openness to welcoming Putin back to the G7 summit after Obama joined world leaders in 2014 by exiling him from the summit after he annexed Crimea.
“President Obama was not happy that this happened because it was embarrassing to him,” Trump said, adding that after Obama was “outsmarted” by Putin he could understand how Obama felt.
Trump also noted Obama backing down from his infamous “red line” on the use of chemical weapons in Syria and his failure to keep Russia from annexing Crimea.
“I’m not blaming him, but a lot of bad things happened with President Putin and President Obama,” Trump said.
When the reporter criticized Trump for “misleading” Americans by saying that Russia outsmarted Obama by annexing Crimea, Trump replied, “He did.”
“It was annexed during President Obama – I know you like President Obama – but it was annexed during President Obama’s term,” Trump continued, referring to Russia annexing Crimea in 2014.
Trump said he was willing to welcome Putin back to the summit, despite past aggressive actions in Europe, and said that other world leaders agreed with him.
It’s just so tiresome.
Trump knows that if he just came out and said that everyone pretending to care about Crimea is lying that people would love this. He could just say “you don’t actually care about this, you’re against Russia because you’re a globalist,” and the world would cheer.
And there is nothing stopping him from saying that. I have gotten over the fact that he is incapable of doing any policy – fine, okay. But the fact that he will never do any policy simply makes him even more responsible for what he says. Because he can still say whatever the hell he wants – no one is stopping him from saying things.
So he should say things. He should call out journalists as representatives of the global elite who hate him and Putin because they support nationalism. It’s easy to say. Everyone agrees with it. He should say it.
If he wants to talk about Obama being at fault over the Ukraine, he can say that it was Obama’s State Department that instigated a violent revolution in the Ukraine. Just as his own State Department is doing now in Hong Kong.