This is a small but revealing illustration of how reporters’ hate for President Trump distorts their thinking, to the point where they have no idea how they come across to people who don’t share their biases. The Associated Press reports: “Trump says he wasn’t being serious in remarks about Putin.”
President Donald Trump said he was not being serious when he thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering a drastic reduction in the number of U.S. diplomatic employees and saving the U.S. significant cash.
“Absolutely, I think you know that,” Trump told reporters Friday when asked about the comments he made a day earlier.
Trump had said he “greatly” appreciated Putin’s help cutting down the State Department’s payroll. At the time, it was unclear whether he was joking.
Just ponder that for a moment. The Associated Press actually thought Trump may have been serious in thanking Vladimir Putin for helping him cut the State Department’s budget by kicking diplomats out of Russia? The idea is absurd on its face. It can only have been a product of the AP’s extreme antipathy toward our president.
Earlier Friday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump “was being sarcastic” when he made the remarks.
Sanders must think the reporters who question her at press briefings are morons.
Anyone who has been paying attention during the last two years knows that this is Trump being a smart ass.
Yet, the liberal media is tut-tutting Trump for thanking Putin. For example, this article in Voxis called “Trump just thanked Putin for slashing America’s diplomatic presence in Russia.” The nitwit who wrote the article sniffs that Trump has “rolled over” in response to Russia’s move, “literally thanking the Russian president for expelling American diplomatic staff