NBC News host Chuck Todd tried to blame President Joe Biden for not doing enough to effectively counter the actions of Russian mass murderer Vladimir Putin, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quickly rebuffed him during an interview on Sunday.
Todd began with this:
“I want to pick up on — I know you were listening to the interview with Masha Gessen. I want to pick up on Masha’s last point there, which seemed to imply that no matter when we’ve confronted Putin, and I could go back really all the way to when he came into power, we’ve — it seems as if we’ve always come up a bit short. We’ve drawn a line not quite as far as others would like to draw, you — whether it was — you’ve made points of this about Syria. Perhaps we should have drawn a thicker line on what happened in Crimea. Why is that, and are you concerned we’re – we’re maybe holding back now a little too much?”
Clinton immediately countered the host:
“Well, no. Now I think we are really looking at this with our eyes wide open and seeing very clearly the threat that he poses not just to Ukraine, as we can watch every night on our news, but really to Europe, to democracy and the global stability that we thought we were building in the last 20 years. So, Chuck, I really agree with both what Secretary Blinken said, that we’ve got to continue to keep the pressure on Putin and the Russian troops. We cannot, in any way, pause our efforts to support the Ukrainians. And I agree with Masha that we have to double down. There is more that can be done to increase pressure and stress, additional sanctions, more in the way of lethal aid. And now that there has been a pushback thanks to the brave Ukrainian military offensive action, there is time to resupply the Ukrainians so that they can continue to defend their country.”
Todd then tried to misrepresent comments made by Secretary of State Antony Blinken:
Once more, Clinton used facts to counter the absurd nature of what Todd had just said:
“Well, that’s not what I heard him say. What I heard him say was that, really, we are going to support the Ukrainians, the people and the government of Ukraine, as they try to figure out what for them is the best way forward, and that I think is exactly the right position for the United States, Europe and the West and other countries to take.”
Hillary Clinton is an expert on international relations and doesn’t take any shit from Vladimir Putin, which is one reason Putin worked so hard to make sure Trump won the 2016 election. It’s fun to watch her destroy Chuck Todd’s bogus talking points and make him look like a fool.
Here’s the video from NBC News: