As sure as sunshine in Southern California, the media was just waiting for President Trump to meet with Russia's Putin to begin shouting, "Traitor."
Here's the voice of the Amazon resistance, the Washington Post, taking up the clamor.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post: - Trump is now repaying Putin for helping him win the presidency
And here's the New York Times.
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:- Trump, Treasonous Traitor
Oddly enough the media had no problem with Obama running on a reset with Russia. The reset blamed the bad relationship on Bush and the Iraq War. That wasn't treason.
And here's what happened when Obama met with Putin.
“I’m aware of not only the extraordinary work that you’ve done on behalf of the Russian people ... as president, but in your current role as prime minister,” Obama said during a breakfast meeting at Putin’s country home on the outskirts of Moscow. “We think there’s an excellent opportunity to put U.S.-Russian relations on a much stronger footing.”
Where were the same media trolls shrieking now about praising dictators? Or a failure to defend America?
Obama met with Medvedev at the Kremlin, while Putin received him at Novo-Ogaryovo, where a sumptuous breakfast with caviar was laid out. Trying to make conversation, Obama began by asking rhetorically, “How did we get into this mess [in U.S.-Russian relations]?” In response, Putin gave him an hourlong lecture as to how precisely it had happened. Obama listened without interrupting.
What did Putin get from Obama?
1. A free hand in Georgia
2. A free hand in Syria
3. The betrayal of Poland vis a vis the missile shield
4. The betrayal of Ukraine by refusing to provide its governor with useful weapons
5. A whole bunch of our uranium via Uranium One
6. A deal allowing Russia's Iranian allies to go nuclear
7. Failure to do anything about the same Russian actions that the media is now blaming Trump for. Instead his administration actually issued a stand down order.
What has Trump given to Putin? Nothing. He's come to the defense of Poland and Ukraine when Obama wouldn't.
If this is the media's metric for treason, then Obama is a traitor. He not only praised Putin, he promised to make a sweetheart deal with Russia after the election was over.
That's number 8.
President Obama was running for re-election in March 2012, when a live microphone picked up his whispered conversation with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Obama told Medvedev it was important for incoming President Vladimir Putin to "give me space" on missile defense and other difficult issues and that after the 2012 presidential election he would have "more flexibility." Medvedev said he would "transmit" the message to Putin.
Traitor says what?
Obama, Treasonous Traitor
Obama repaid Putin for helping him win the election.