Donald Trump’s presidency was helpful to Vladimir Putin in a number of ways. The 45th President undermined NATO and weakened America’s standing in the world. He even made a point of accepting Putin’s word over that of his own intelligence agencies. Putin didn’t take provocative actions when Trump was in office because he didn’t have to.
Of course, Conservative media would like to spin that reality differently. During a Tuesday night appearance on Sean Hannity’s show, Lara Trump claims Putin avoided making big moves because her father-in-law, “exuded strength.”
The host commented, “Lara, you look at Crimea, that happened under Obama and Biden. You look at the rise of the Caliphate and ISIS that happened under Obama and Biden. We didn’t have any Putin territorial ambition play out on the world stage when your father-in-law was president.”
“Isn’t it a shame that nobody took note that Joe Biden wasn’t paying attention to any of that? Obviously Donald Trump, he is a guy that nobody wanted to mess with. He exuded strength and you have a very different situation on your hands right now. We didn’t have this sort of thing happening under Donald Trump. That is what happens when you put a weak and inept person in the office of president of the United States.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
Lara Trump: Obviously, Donald Trump, he’s a guy that nobody wanted to mess with. He exuded strength pic.twitter.com/h3A5m8pjSz
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