[Written by WestVirginiaRebel]
President Trump is back home as I write this. He went, he saw, he spoke, and the media had a massive collective meltdown:
But they weren’t the only ones. “Respected” establishment bigwigs like John McCain and Paul Ryan were also not pleased:
The Arizona senator released a statement describing President Trump’s remarks during the press conference as “pathetic,” disgraceful,” and “painful” to observe — “a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency.”
Sen. John McCain: “Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.” https://abcn.ws/2zJbvqR
“Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake,” Sen. McCain’s statement begins. “President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world.”
Speaking of Ryan:
“The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally,” Paul Ryan said in a statement to reporters. “There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals.”
Ryan also responded to Trump’s critical comments about the Russia investigation, defending the work conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other officials.
“There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world,” he said. “That is not just the finding of the American intelligence community but also the House Committee on Intelligence.”
Ryan also appeared critical of Trump’s friendly tone with the Russian president, urging tougher action against Putin.
“The United States must be focused on holding Russia accountable and putting an end to its vile attacks on democracy,” he said.
Yes, it gets even more stupid. But this is where we are-the Left, defenders of socialism, are now rabid Cold Warriors who are even more paranoid than Joe McCarthy. And he arguably had a case. The media just has meltdowns.