Jake Sullivan at Foreign Policy Magazine:
There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think — our country’s so innocent?” - Donald Trump
And so Donald Trump once again rushed to Vladimir Putin’s defense.
Trump’s comments to Fox’s Bill O’Reilly this weekend closely echoed a 2015 conversation with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, in which Scarborough observed that Putin “kills journalists that don’t agree with him,” and Trump replied: “Well, I think that our country does plenty of killing, too.”
Apparently when someone calls Putin a killer, Trump’s response is to call Americans killers. It’s a chilling thing that our own president doesn’t seem to know or value that, in America, we don’t kill journalists or political opponents like Putin does.
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