On Monday evening, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs tore into President Donald Trump’s critics in the wake of intense Democratic and establishment Republican criticism of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “This is stupid stuff!” exclaimed the veteran anchor.
According to USA Today, President Donald Trump on Monday accepted denials from Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow interfered with the 2016 election, bringing swift condemnation from members of Congress from both parties.
“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,” Trump said at a joint news conference with the Russian president. “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.”
The president’s handling of Putin during the meeting drew scathing reactions from lawmakers who claimed Trump was siding with Russia over U.S. intelligence agencies. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), for example, said Trump had made the United States look like “a pushover” and that the president’s remarks “saddened” him. Corker added that he thought Putin was likely celebrating the outcome of the meeting. “I would guess he’s having caviar right now,” said Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Likewise, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) described the meeting in Helsinki as a “tragic mistake,” saying, “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant.” McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, added, “President Trump proved not only unable but unwilling to stand up to Putin.”
With the leftists and RINOs still fuming over Trump’s meeting with Putin, Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs lent some much-needed common sense to the situation on his program Monday evening. According to The Daily Caller, while Dobbs’ panelists, Ed Rollins and Michael Goodwin, both felt that Trump could have taken a stronger tone toward Putin on the issue of Russian election interference, Dobbs defined Trump’s critics as “morons” who seem to prefer war over diplomacy.
“I think the president handled himself perfectly,” said Dobbs. “What would it have taken to satisfy the morons that you saw on those clips? I mean … And what is his name, Brennan? He’s the biggest joke I have seen. What is he supposed to say?”
Dobbs then contrasted Trump’s approach with those who would seemingly prefer war, saying rhetorically, “We’re going to settle this now, toe-to-toe with the Russkies, right now here in Helsinki? We’ll see whose ICBM gets to which city the fastest? What are you talking about? This is stupid stuff. This beyond the pale, as far as I’m concerned. He is beginning a relationship with Putin, and if his intelligence community is so smart … where are the servers?”
“I think there’s nothing he could do to satisfy [the critics],” said Goodwin.
“We’ve had a series of presidents who were outright jokes,” added Dobbs. “And I’m talking Clinton. I’m talking Bush, and I’m talking Obama. The fact this country survived those three folks is amazing to me.”
Ironically, the same people who are seemingly so up in arms over President Trump’s remarks in Helsinki were notably quiet when Hillary Clinton sold 20 percent of America’s uranium supply to Russia in exchange for a massive “donation” to her sham foundation. That was real treason. Hillary Clinton is the real traitor.
Donald Trump is simply working to maintain a solid relationship with Russia, something Clinton, as Secretary of State, was never able to do. Trump ought to be applauded for his performance in Helsinki this week, not condemned. It does America — and the entire world — absolutely no good to have an enemy in Vladimir Putin. This is something Trump understands.