Texas Senator and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz obliterated a badgering and rude Kasie Hunt, as the MSNBC reporter — and the entire Democrat Media Complex — remains fixated on painting the false narrative that Hillary Clinton lost the election because of Russian meddling in the election and that Donald Trump “colluded” somehow.
Ignoring Kasie Hunt’s numerous interruptions, Ted Cruz embarrassed the media by reminding them of what real “collusion” with Russia and Vladimir Putin looks like, illuminating the appeasement that took place under the Obama Administration while Hillary Clinton and later John Kerry were secretary of state.
Senator Cruz reminded Hunt that one of the first things Obama and Hillary did was the ridiculous big red reset button and the canceling of the anti-ballistic missile batteries in Poland and the Czech Republic — because Putin didn’t want them. Of course, the media, who slobbered over Obama for eight years, had no problem with this appeasement.
Sen. Cruz also inconveniently noted to Hunt that when Russia invaded Ukraine, Obama did nothing, with John Kerry blowing the kiss to Putin that he wanted to provide the Russian strongman an “off-ramp.” Where was the media? Fawning over Obama.
“One of the best things recently announced was the Trump Administration’s intention to go forward with placing anti-ballistic missile batteries in Poland and the Czech Republic,” Cruz told Hunt. “And I think one of the real problems with the Obama-Hillary Clinton foreign policy is that it facilitated Russian aggression. And I’m glad we are not doing that anymore.”
Watch the exchange below followed by full transcription for your viewing pleasure. It’s classic Ted Cruz:
MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt: Is Russia an enemy of the United States?
Senator Ted Cruz: Russia is a significant adversary. Putin is a KGB thug.
Hunt interrupting: Do you think Trump is treating him that way?
Sen. Cruz: I think we have that we have had eight years of Barack Obama showing nothing but appeasement toward Russia. I mean, part of the irony . . .
Hunt Interrupting again: President Trump is not appeasing Russia?
Cruz: Actually, if you look on substance, part of the irony of this media obsession with Russia is that the Obama Administration began with Hillary Clinton bringing a big red reset button to Russia saying that they were going to reset the relationship with Russia so that she and Obama were going to be friends with the Russians. That’s how they began.
If you look at what happened with Russia, Russia invades Ukraine and the Obama Administration does nothing — is utterly ineffective. You have John Kerry saying, he desperately wants to provide Putin with an off-ramp. . .
Hunt interrupting yet again: Trump is trying to water down sanctions bill that you voted for.
Cruz ignoring the interruption: Putin didn’t want an off-ramp. And the policies of the Obama administration were constant weakness and appeasement. One of the best things recently announced was the Trump Administration’s intention to go forward with placing anti-ballistic missile batteries in Poland and Czech Republic.
You know, those were scheduled to go in ten years ago. And in January 2009, in the opening weeks of the Obama Administration, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton canceled the anti-ballistic missile batteries in Poland and Czech Republic. Why? Because they wanted to appease Putin. They wanted to appease Russia. Russia didn’t want those batteries to go in.
I am glad the Trump Administration is returning to a common sense defense of our allies against our adversaries.
And substance matters — policy matters. I think standing up, using all the tools we can have to constrain Putin’s and Russia’s aggression is a good thing to do. And I think one of the real problems with the Obama-Hillary Clinton foreign policy is that it facilitated Russian aggression. And I’m glad we are not doing that anymore.