Imagine a president of the United States, in an effort to provide a positive impression of Russian leader Putin, saying: “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?” For the last 7 years, there has been an urban legend that Obama went on an apology tour when he was first elected. That has shaped right wing loyalists’ view of Obama in a negative way. Imagine if Obama had said on camera that America was full of killers, during his first few weeks as President. Would the right wing be okay with a liberal saying such a thing? Still it wasn’t Obama who made such an unpatriotic statement, it was Republican President Donald Trump!
Donald Trump Is Ready To Defend ‘killer’ Vladimir Putin
In an interview that Donald Trump did with right wing television show The O’Reilly Factor, the new president in an effort to perhaps thank Putin for helping him win the election seems eager to equate Putin’s proven deadly actions with the United States.
From The Trump Interview With Papa Bear:
O’Reilly: Do you respect Putin?
Trump: I do respect him, but …
O’Reilly: Do you? Why?
Trump: Well I respect a lot of people but that doesn’t mean I’m going to get along with him. He’s a leader of his country. I say it’s better to get along with Russia than not. And if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS, which is a major fight, and Islamic terrorism all over the world — that’s a good thing. Will I get along with him? I have no idea.
O’Reilly: But he’s a killer though. Putin’s a killer.
Trump: There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?