In a preview of an interview that airs on “60 Minutes” this Sunday, President Obama told Steve Kroft that he doesn’t know “in what way” Russia’s Vladimir Putin is challenging America’s leadership in the world. Oh really, Mr. President? Ground troops in Ukraine and Syria don’t count as a challenge?
Apparently not. Here’s the transcript:
I'm literally speechless. You may say that's because I'm typing right now. Actually, it's because I just read this. pic.twitter.com/FnFtdh3DFP
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 9, 2015
We’re “literally speechless,” too.
He's completely lost touch with reality. https://t.co/PrvREUimzN
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 9, 2015
— JPeterman (@PragueArtist) October 9, 2015
Wow. Our president is feckless. https://t.co/2Bzbfm1FcT
— Athena (@AthenaTweets) October 9, 2015
Obama is dangerously ignorant about what is happening in the world. https://t.co/mN5TQ8nwyW
— AG (@AG_Conservative) October 9, 2015
What a fool he is.
My God. It takes Steve Kroft to try and get through but nope. He's impervious. https://t.co/VpYBkfJ4c9
— Cindy Cooper (@CindyCoops) October 9, 2015
Deeply unsettling that Obama actually thinks this way about foreign policy. http://t.co/Y7uzyjJmrD
— Andrew Wagner (@andrewwagner) October 9, 2015
Oh my…delusional. Our Dear Leader is plain delusional. https://t.co/l9BeTy3LLc
— The Legionnaire (@2_legion) October 9, 2015
Hooolllleeee shhhhhh…. wow. https://t.co/ba9FKo7CMn
— Colorado REDTraci (@goptraci) October 9, 2015
Our president is insane. Literally and probably diagnosably crazy. https://t.co/Rc1FJGrjoW
— Molly F (@TitusTweets) October 9, 2015
We assume the interview was taped before this morning’s announcement that the U.S. was cancelling its program to train the Syrian rebels that Putin is using for target practice, because this would be a great follow-up question:
So today's cancellation of the Pentagon training program is…? https://t.co/NPPEXFNfNH
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) October 9, 2015
It’s chess, Blake. President Obama plays chess while we play checkers.
Editor’s note: A typo has been corrected in the opening paragraph.