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  • President Trump, who will be hosting next year's G7 summit here in America, says it's

  • certainly possible that the Russian President Vladimir Putin will get an invitation, even

  • if it hurts him politically.

  • President Trump says the Russians were removed from the group because President Putin outsmarted

  • President Obama.

  • That is not true.

  • The decision to remove Russia from the group was unanimous.

  • The reason: Putin invaded and annexed Crimea.

  • In the conflict that continues in eastern Ukraine, Russian forces support separatists,

  • who killed more than 10,000 people.

  • During that conflict, a Russian weapon shot a civilian airliner from the sky, killing

  • hundreds.

  • Then in 2016 and 2018, the Russians interfered int eh Americans elections, and according

  • to the American intelligence agencies, they're interfering today.

  • France's president Macron today cited THAT as the reason that Putin cannot be readmitted.

  • This is Fox News' Shep Smith hitting back at Trump's baseless claim that President

  • Obama had Russia removed from the then-G8 because he was outsmarted.

  • He said this came during a press conference where the president, per usual, used his time

  • to attack Americans while defending the Russian president

  • Really it was President Obama-- I'm not blaming him but a lot of bad things happened with

  • President Putin and President Obama.

  • One of the things that happened was, as you know, what happened with a very big area a

  • very big and important area in the Middle East where the red line was drawn and then

  • President Obama decided that he was not going to do anything about it.

  • You can't draw red lines in the sand, you just can't do it.

  • And the other was in the Ukraine having to do with a certain section of the Ukraine,

  • that you know very well where it was sort of taken away from President Obama; not taken

  • away from President Trump but taken away from President Obama.

  • President Obama was not happy that this happened because it was embarrassing to him, right?

  • It was very embarrassing to him and he wanted Russia to be out of what was called the G8.

  • And that was his determination, he was out smarted by Putin.

  • He was out smarted, President Putin out smarted President Obama.

  • It should be noted, off the bat, that no, Obama didn't have Russia removed from the

  • G8 to settle some personal score after being outsmarted by Putin.

  • Russia was unanimously removed from the group because it invaded a sovereign country and

  • then annexed it as part of their own, before ultimately committing a cyberattack on OUR

  • country and interfering in our election.

  • Both examples of dangerously undemocratic behavior, and the so-called leader of the

  • free world took that opportunity to bash

  • Obama.

  • Because of course.

  • But honestly, while it might seem obvious that Vladimir Putin, and not Barack Obama,

  • was responsible for Russia's invasion of Crimea, that's how blinded Trump is by his

  • loyalty to the Russian autocrat.

  • And what's worse is that Trump sees no irony whatsoever in the fact that Obama took action

  • AGAINST Russia, imposing sanctions, expelling 35 diplomats from the US and closing two Russian

  • diplomatic compounds in Maryland, agreeing to kick Russia out of the then-G8, and even

  • himself warning Putin against meddlingall while Trump's national security adviser

  • Mike Flynn discussed LIFTING sanctions on Russia, while Trump moved to RETURN the Maryland

  • compounds to the Russians, while Trump advocated for Russia's READMISSION to the G7, while

  • Trump sided with Putin OVER our own intelligence agencies regarding Russian meddling.

  • The hypocrisy is just incredible, that Trump thinks the fact that Putin committing illegal

  • acts during Obama's tenure puts Obama fully at fault, while completely ignoring the fact

  • that Trump removed any and all punishment for what happened.

  • If Trump had just a shred of allegiance to this country and the ideals it's supposed

  • to represent, rather than his own re-election bid and those helping him secure it, he JUST

  • might be able to acknowledge the hypocrisy here.

  • And yet that shows just how indebted Trump is to Putin, because he's not up there representing

  • the values of the United States, he's not defending democracy, he's fulfilling his

  • half of what's turned out to be a transactional relationship with Vladimir Putin.

  • The Kremlin meddled in the US election on behalf of Trump, and in return, Trump's

  • given Putin free reign to do anything he wants without losing his support.

  • And when I say anything, I mean the Russian government literally launched a missile at

  • an airplane with civilians on it, killing 298 people on board.

  • And yet still not a single sharp word from the president of the United States, but rather

  • an open invitation to not only gain readmission into the G7, but to come as Trump's guest

  • if he isn't able to curry the votes.

  • The extent to which Trump has demeaned himself in service of this Russian autocrat cannot

  • be overstated.

  • The fact that Trump doesn't think that Putin deserves to shoulder any of the blamewhen

  • he unequivocally deserves 100 percent of the blameshould scare anyone, because a)

  • it gives him tacit approval to do it again, b) serves as a signal to other autocrats around

  • the world that there won't be any consequences for election interference or undemocratic

  • behavior, at least not from the United States, and c) it undermines everything we've stood

  • for for more than two centuries.

  • The fact that Trump is so blatantly beholden to some dictator on the other side of the

  • world that he'll upend centuries of tradition as the world's moral compass puts our entire

  • democracy at risk.

  • You'd think that the political party that identifies as thepatriotsin America

  • might have a thing or two to say about that.

  • And yet their silence is proof that their grandstanding about protecting our liberty,

  • about respecting the flag, about defending our way of life was all just some shallow

  • cover for their real goal, which is to remain in power.

  • And that's it.

  • Of course, they aren't fooling anyone.

  • After losing 40 seats in the biggest route in modern US history during midterms, after

  • becoming a laughing stock on an international stage at the G7, after even Trump's own

  • favorite network is calling him out for his glaring loyalty to Vladimir Putin over the

  • United States, it seems that Trump and his party are finally suffering the consequences

  • of catering to the Kremlin first.

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