The left went insane over President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after they denied “Russian collusion” and interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Democrats and the media descended into meltdowns over the Helsinki meeting on Monday, calling Trump “treasonous,” “afraid,” and “embarrassing.”
He did act afraid.
He was afraid.
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) July 16, 2018
Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 16, 2018
From a national security expert who has supported President Trump: “Played like a fiddle. Unmitigated disaster. Embarrassing.”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 16, 2018
Millions of Americans will continue to wonder if the only possible explanation for this dangerous behavior is the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 16, 2018
Today’s press conference in #Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 16, 2018
American journalists have shown more bravery and honesty in questioning Putin about the Russian attack on American sovereignty than the President of the United States.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) July 16, 2018
Our president had the chance to confront an adversary who continues to attack our democracy & our allies. He didn’t. Instead he offered distractions, moral equivalence, & appeasement. This shameful performance doesn't represent the US or what we stand for: https://t.co/tsc0lOV8b8
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 16, 2018
Wow, Trump is going out of his way to praise Russia. I guess “wow” is now an understatement, but this is truly a remarkable moment in American history, 72 hours after the DoJ accused Russia of a criminal act against the democracy, POTUS essentially forgives Russia on world stage
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) July 16, 2018
As an American…this was embarrassing. I never thought I would see an American president side with putin over their own intel agencies. I know Trump thinks somehow this is good for him. He is wrong. And his advisors better tell him that or tell us why they won’t.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) July 16, 2018
Putin won. America lost.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 16, 2018
Well, now we know. https://t.co/olQlhzQiuO
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 16, 2018
At the very end, I attempted to ask Trump if he told Putin to stay out of US elections (as he said he would last Friday). No response.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 16, 2018
Once again, @realDonaldTrump takes to the international stage to embarrass America, undermine our institutions, weaken our alliances, & embrace a dictator. Russia interfered in our elections & attacked our democracy. Putin must be held accountable – not rewarded. Disgraceful.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 16, 2018
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) July 16, 2018
Trump, on the international stage w/Putin, sounded like someone whose diet solely consists of right-wing / conspiratorial media. Hard to tell difference between Trump, and someone like Hannity on Fox News. Attacks on Strzok, talk of Clinton’s server, Imran Awan conspiracy, etc.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 16, 2018
Point made just now: If this is what Trump said publicly, what did he say privately?
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) July 16, 2018
It’s embarrassing that American flags were present at #TrumpPutinSummit, because an American president was not. Our president, above everything else, must defend US. @realDonaldTrump just showed he cannot and will always side with Russia. @HouseGOP, do you hear the fire alarm?
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 16, 2018
Today’s #TrumpPutin presser was a shameful display of cowardice and capitulation. Just days after 12 high-ranking Russian intelligence officers were indicted for their attack on American democracy, Trump stood next to Putin and refused to call on Russia to not attack us again.
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) July 16, 2018
— Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) July 16, 2018
Everyone is numb and in shock. We can’t believe what we just witnessed, but for me it’s this simple: The President of the United States openly colluded with Putin to undermine our democracy.
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) July 16, 2018
I decided not to live-tweet Trump’s Helsinki treachery. He embarrassed, lied about and attacked the US in all the ways—and gave US enemy Putin the PR victory—we expected. His closed-door 90-minute meeting of *course* went long—130+ minutes. It was all the evil we feared and more.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 16, 2018
The exclusive Trump/Putin meeting now makes perfect sense. Today another shoe dropped. Undeniably, Trump’s first allegiance is to Russia
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 16, 2018
Trump is asked, Who are you going to believe—the Russians or your own officers? And he refused to choose! Do you support your troops or Putin — and he wouldn’t choose! So my first thought goes out to those who serve this country— I’m so sorry the Commander-in-Chief is a traitor.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) July 16, 2018
Reporters can’t — & shouldn’t — hide their shock about what just occurred https://t.co/5LMySB4bOT
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 16, 2018
Meanwhile, former Congressman Ron Paul, a notable critic of Trump’s foreign policy, viewed the summit as a success due to its diplomatic tone.
Trump-Putin Summit Success: Neocons Furious! – today on the Liberty Report: https://t.co/lbvXMDcwPf
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) July 16, 2018
His son, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), another noteworthy anti-war statesman, also expressed his optimism over the meeting.
from @realDonaldTrump and I couldn’t agree more: “…open new pathways to peace and stability in our world. I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace, then to risk peace in pursuit of politics.”
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 16, 2018
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