Objectively speaking

No you’re the ones who are weak on Russia.

President Joe Biden sat down in Geneva this morning with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as part of an important summit that’s expected to last several hours. As the meeting got underway, the Republican National Committee issued a press statement, letting reporters know the party’s takeaway from the international gathering.

“Giving Putin a meeting is just the latest win that Joe Biden has handed Russia,” the RNC said.

It is? So what was it when Trump gave Putin a meeting? And when he left his own table and went to hang with Putin with no US officials present that one time? And when he met with Putin in Helsinki alone except for translators, and ordered the US translator to destroy the record? Weren’t those wins for Russia?

One of the first hints of this line of attack came a month ago, when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) insisted, “Objectively speaking, the Biden administration is shaping up to be the most pro-Russia administration of the modern era.”

Huh. “Objectively” in what sense? Does that word now mean “opposite of truthly”?

And it’s not just Cruz.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, for example, wrote a piece for Fox News’ website, arguing that Biden was going into today’s summit “with a self-dealt weak hand.” Sean Hannity added this week that the Russian leader “will see firsthand how weak Joe is,” adding that “Putin loves a weak America and a weak American president.”

And he loved Trump a whole lot more than he loves Biden.

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