If Trump is a Bad Guy, Then What Was Obama by Cary Ichter, Partner
As we all are painfully aware now, last week President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The mainstream media reported—in a froth—about Trump’s mis-steps and mindless statements during the post-summit press conference. Trump famously questioned the integrity and accuracy of US Intelligence services’ conclusions about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44830012
Parenthetically, I am trying to figure out exactly how the Russian’s “meddled.” As best I can tell, the only things they did were to hack the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s email accounts and revealed FACTS to the US public regarding what the DNC and Hillary were up to. I know. I agree. OMG: Are you kidding me? The US public was exposed to facts? Undo the results!!! Impeach the President. The people were influenced by unvarnished facts. This cannot stand.
Anyway, what is shocking is that the media has failed to pick up the truly “treasonous” statements made by Trump to Putin. It seems that while discussing European missile defense, Trump told Putin he “needed more space” and that his next election would be his last and that after the election “he would have more flexibility.”
Now, what does that mean. Well, of course, it means that after his final election, the president will no longer be answerable to the people. So, after the next election he can do what he damn well pleases without fear of political consequences. It means that he can effectively surrender to the Russians—maybe cede Crimea and the Ukraine to them without so much as a bout of incontinence—and no one can ever say boo to him. That’s what it means. Talk about treasonous. Talk about corrupt and cynical villainy. How did the press miss this?
Wait. My bad. ObamaCare does not cover my Alzheimer’s treatments, so I am a bit off. That wasn’t Trump; it was Obama.
In 2012, when President Obama was meeting with then Russian President Medvedev, who was keeping a seat warm for Bad Vlad. In an unscripted moment picked up by hot mikes, Obama explained what he could do for the Ruskies with respect to European missile defense (like eliminate it) Obama said in substance: Let me get reelected first…then I’ll have a better chance of making something happen. “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space,” Medvedev then says, ““Yeah, I understand…I understand your message about space. Space for you . . .” “This is my last election,” Obama interjects. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”
Imagine if Trump had been involved in that conversation. Seriously, imagine. The media would have gone even more insane that it has been in the last week. (Not that saying Trump can be a damn fool is insane, but treason? Come on. Grow up.) No, instead, and, get this—it is remarkable: What did the media say about the Obama statement? It was a “slip”—a “gaffe.” Are you kidding me. What Trump said was STUPID. What Obama’s statement was remarkably calculated and represented a considerable amount of thought. It essentially said, “I will run for re-election as president of a democratic country. You boys have no idea what that is like. I actually have to act like I give a damn what the American people think. So, the idea of stripping the Europeans of their missile defense is just going to have to wait until I no longer am answerable to the people.”
But, yeah, Trump is a real bad guy.