I can understand uber-liberal media like ABC News (who banished me from posting comments on their news site) trashing Trump’s performance at the Trump/Putin Summit in Helsinki, Finland today.
I can even understand McCain, the chief Republican Trump trasher doing his predictable trashing.
But Newt Gingrich and most other Republicans I do not understand.
First, here is the transcript of what led to the insane media outrage over Trump’s comments. Note the parts that pertain to “who do you believe”:
REPORTER, AP: President Trump, you first. Just now, President Putin denied having anything to do with the election interference in 2016. Every U.S. intelligence agency has concluded that Russia did. My first question for you sir is, who do you believe? My second question is would you now, with the whole world watching, tell President Putin, would you denounce what happened in 2016 and would you want him to never do it again?
TRUMP: So let me just say that we have two thoughts. You have groups that are wondering why the FBI never took the server. Why haven't they taken the server? Why was the FBI told to leave the office of the Democratic National Committee?
I've been wondering that. I've been asking that for months and months and I've been tweeting it out and calling it out on social media. Where is the server? I want to know where is the server and what is the server saying?
With that being said, all I can do is ask the question.
My people came to me, Dan Coates, came to me and some others they said they think it's Russia. I have President Putin. He just said it's not Russia.
I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be. But I really do want to see the server but I have, I have confidence in both parties.
I really believe that this will probably go on for a while but I don't think it can go on without finding out what happened to the server. What happened to the servers of the Pakistani gentleman that worked on the DNC?
Where are those servers? They're missing. Where are they? What happened to Hillary Clinton's emails? 33,000 emails gone, just gone. I think in Russia they wouldn't be gone so easily.
I think it's a disgrace that we can't get Hillary Clinton's thirty three thousand e-mails.
I have great confidence in my intelligence people but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today and what he did is an incredible offer.
He offered to have the people working on the case come and work with their investigators, with respect to the 12 people. I think that's an incredible offer. Ok? Thank you.
We heard comments from Trump’s foes that he is a traitor, that Putin has something on Trump, that he was badly beaten by Putin, and more.
But what did Republicans say? “Shameful, bizarre.”
And Newt Gingrich tweeted:
President Trump must clarify his statements in Helsinki on our intelligence system and Putin. It is the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected—-immediately.
I have to add, with friends like that, who needs enemies?
HERE IS AN ARTCILE from “Russia Today” (state propaganda media) on the US POLITICAL response to Trump’s summit comments.
And HERE is a response from Ron Paul, one of the very few positive US comments, also courtesy of Russia Today (not reported by mainstream US media).
Thankfully, there are many on Newt’s Twitter site who see the forest for the trees and aren’t as quick to crucify Trump as the Republican military complex Trump-haters are.
Here are a few examples:
Replying to @newtgingrich
People like you and your Fox News cronies just handed the Democrats a huge victory today, and might have cost us the midterms - and for nothing. Trump did nothing wrong. Give yourself a hand
He damaged NOTHING! Never TRUMPERS are out in droves right now? Is this planned?
Replying to @newtgingrich
Not agreeing with you this time. OUR INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY HAS NEVER LOOKED AT DNC COMPUTERS. A THIRD PARTY DID. HOW CAN THEY MAKE A DECISION IT WAS RUSSIA. SINCE WHEN DO THEY TAKE THE WORD OF A THIRD PARTY!!
Julie Cappiello @julie_cappiello 31m31 minutes ago
So true. Apples and pears trump was talking about Hillary’s emails not the internet crap get real
What should we make of the Republicans and even those who allegedly support Trump? They are deeply in bed with the “deep state”, the “swamp”, the “military industrial complex”, whatever label you would like to apply to the status quo - those who make their living off of fear and the perpetuation of enemy status of nations.
Trump is truly an outsider, even to his “allies.”
The Muslim loving John Brennan, former CIA Director under traitor Obama, proclaimed Trump a traitor and encouraged his cabinet to resign. Here is what else he posted:
Here is the slippery part, and this is not new. Some anti-Trumpers are (and have been) suggesting or asserting that Trump is not just a naïve stooge of Russia, but he is a Russian plant, and Putin is his handler. HERE is the result of a Google search under “Is Trump Controlled by Russia.” See for yourself.
Before the Summit, here is a headline from New York magazine:
If this piece of rumor and innuendo gains traction, we are in for a messy civil war sooner than anyone has predicted. I can see a reverse of the 50’s and 60’s House Un-American Activities Commission’s hunt for Communists among us. The liberals and conservative have switched roles. The liberals, who have become the real Communist sympathizers and enablers have turned the tables. They are now calling the conservatives, namely Trump, the Communist sympathizer and enabler. That’s particularly strange since the United States has journeyed further in the last 20 years to become more Russia-like with our over-involved, over-bearing Federal government, and Russia has made more strides to become freer than before.
Trump recognizes these changes. Most of Washington does not.
If there is a significant action among the left and their Republican allies to eliminate Trump from office for these or other excuses, all hell will most certainly break loose.
BONUS: Pat Buchannan’s article titled “Trump Called Off Cold War II” HERE. http://www.wnd.com/2018/07/trump-calls-off-cold-war-ii/