CNN Anchor Clobbers Trump With An Accurate (And NSFW) Description (VIDEO, TWEETS)

CNN Anchor Clobbers Trump With An Accurate (And NSFW) Description (VIDEO, TWEETS)

CNN host Fareed Zakaria gave Donald Trump a good clobbering in a Monday interview with anchor Wolf Blitzer. Zakaria touched on the Republican Presidential nominee’s complete cluelessness regarding foreign policy issues.

Trump is allergic to facts

In remarks he made Sunday, Trump seemed to forget Russia invaded Crimea, a territory in Ukraine. He’s been in damage control ever since.

In typical Trump fashion, he tweeted this:

And then this:

In light of Trump’s seeming ignorance, Blitzer asked Zakaria what this might indicate about the GOP nominee.

“Every time it is demonstrated that Donald Trump is plainly ignorant about some basic public policy issue, some well-known fact, he comes back with a certain bravado and tries to explain it away with a tweet or a statement,” Zakaria said. “He did it on Brexit, he did it on the nuclear triad, he really did it on how the U.S. debt markets work, he thought that Tim Kaine was the governor of New Jersey, and now with this.”

He continued:

“But there is a term for this kind of thing. This is the mode of a bullshit artist, and it is sometimes amusing. It’s entertaining, if the guy is trying to sell you a condo or a car. But for a president of the United States, it is deeply worrying.”

BOOM!

Zakaria pretty much described people’s anxiety regarding The Donald in just a few words.

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Trump was being interviewed on ABC’s This Week when he made the misstep.

“He’s not going into Ukraine, okay? Just so you understand,” Trump said about Russian President Vladimir Putin. “He’s not going into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want.”

Host George Stephanopoulos did just that, asking:

“Well, he’s already there, isn’t he?”

Without missing a beat, Trump mentioned that Putin invaded Crimea, then went into the popular Republican game of “Blame Obama.”

“Okay, well, he’s there in a certain way. But I’m not there. You have Obama there,” he said. “And frankly, that whole part of the world is a mess under Obama, with all the strength that you’re talking about and all the power of NATO and all of this. In the meantime, he’s going away. He take—takes Crimea.”

Then Stephanopoulos noted that during a press conference, Trump said he would be “looking at that,” when he was asked if he would recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

“I’m gonna take a look at it,” Trump told him during the interview. “But you know, the people of Crimea, from what I’ve heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were. And you have to look at that, also.”

Trump brought up the NATO alliance, and said he won’t necessarily be on board with it, if elected president.

“Just so you understand, that was done under Obama’s administration,” he said. “And as far as the Ukraine’s concerned, it’s a mess. And that’s under the Obama administration, with his strong ties to NATO.”

Interestingly, a 2015 GFK Ukraine poll reported that 82 percent of people in Crimea approve of Crimea’s inclusion in Russia, with 11 percent showing partial support, while four percent were against it. Conducted by telephone, the poll reached 800 people in Crimea in towns with populations of at least 20,000.

So Trump may have a slight point.

However, the U.S. doesn’t formally recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and the Clinton camp has castigated Trump for his errors, saying he gave a muddled depiction of Russia’s relationship with Ukraine.

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To add further fat to the fire, recent evidence has come out that Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort may still be on the payroll of pro-Russian, prominent Ukrainian politician.

While it is to be hoped that someday the U.S. and Russia will forge a better relationship, the fact that a presidential candidate is this cozy with Putin should make us a little nervous.

It’s cause for real concern.

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