Just another reason to ask: What does Russia have on Trump?
Chuck Rosenberg: "The President of the U.S. is echoing directly the line of the Kremlin on a whole bunch of things … This is something that U.S. intelligence officials have to understand: Why is the president saying what he’s saying? … is something being fed to him?" @MSNBC
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 4, 2019
The WSJ editorial board on Trump's comments that the Soviets were right to invade Afghanistan in 1979: "We cannot recall a more absurd misstatement of history by an American President" https://t.co/LVb1CvtI3G
— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) January 4, 2019
— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) January 3, 2019
The incomprehensible ignorance displayed in that 63 seconds on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the collapse of the Soviet Union is really breathtaking.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) January 2, 2019
Afghans not thrilled with Trump's history lesson yesterday: https://t.co/GJxYGolapx
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) January 3, 2019
The party of Reagan has become the party of Brezhnev.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 3, 2019
Trump's media boosters are very good — too good — at looking the other way… https://t.co/olKMa0i6Ph
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 3, 2019
The remark does weirdly align w Soviet propaganda of the period. https://t.co/NdqaJtJYPG
— David Frum (@davidfrum) January 2, 2019
There’s a lot of “Wow, Republicans sure aren’t the party of Reagan anymore” lamentations these days but it’s kinda hard to top endorsing the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) January 2, 2019
Worse yet, even back in the day, the Soviets didn't make the argument that the USSR needed to fight terrorism by going into AFG. Trump basically made that part up. The Sovs argued that it was to stop "counterrevolution" and "American imperialists" and all that crap. /1 https://t.co/ibZTQ8mYmK
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) January 2, 2019
On March 10, 1982, Ronald Reagan denounced Russia for invading Afghanistan “without provocation,” calling it “a violation of every standard of decency and international law.” Today, Donald Trump answered his criticism of Russia by saying “They were right to be there.”
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) January 2, 2019
Remains absolutely stunning that POTUS yesterday said "the reason Russia was in Afghanistan was because terrorists were going into Russia. They were right to be there."
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 3, 2019
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) December 8, 2018
Just learned from @vkaramurza via @maddow that Putin's party IS seeking to rewrite the history of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan! And our president just echoed the same. Amazing. I had no idea from where Trump had picked up this crazy idea. Now I have a theory. Thanks Rachel. https://t.co/j63ULNhhb4
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) January 4, 2019