Plenty of conservatives, from Mitt Romney to Newt Gingrich, are blasting President Trump Monday for his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which Trump drew some sort of moral equivalence between the U.S. and Russia, saying both countries were responsible for the decline of diplomatic relations:
"I think that the United States has been foolish. I think that we've both been foolish…I think we're all to blame."
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 16, 2018
“I think we’re all to blame?” That’s diplomatic, we suppose, but we like NationalReview.com editor Charles C. W. Cooke’s take:
"Mr. Gorbachev, we're all to blame for this wall" doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) July 16, 2018
Yes, we understand that Reagan wasn’t on stage with Gorbachev when he demanded, “Tear down this wall!” But on a day that’s been pretty exhausting for many American patriots, it’s nice to see a tweet about the presser that doesn’t include the word “treason” or “impeach.”
Tweet of the day https://t.co/e8GkKcf5tJ
— Brad Stender (@brad_stender) July 16, 2018
Reagan: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
Trump: Mr. Gorbachev, big beautiful wall you got! And, I know walls. Nobody knows walls, like I do. Great wall, really great! China ain't got nothing on that wall! Big strong wall! Impressive! Would go great with a big beautiful hotel!
— Don Diego De La Vega (@CatholicZorro) July 16, 2018
"We will demolish the wall…and East Germany will pay for it."
— FXKLM (@FXKML) July 16, 2018
Roosevelt: "The attack on Pearl Harbor is our fault as well."
— Kubrick Von Strangelove (@KVonStrangelove) July 16, 2018
Neither does, "Today is a day that will live in shared guilty consciousness! " FDR
— Deb Griffin (@debgriffin2) July 16, 2018
Washington: I'm sorry Your Majesty, the Boston tea party was completely our fault. We misunderstood your taxes and reasoning.
— Tim (@DiamonDamien) July 16, 2018
Yeah, I support the President, but that was embarrassing.😳😳😳
— Beth Mosher (@BethMosher5) July 16, 2018
Agree, it's more along the lines of: (1) I looked into his soul, (2) reset button, (3) the 90's called and they want their foreign policy back, (4) tell Vladimir I will have more flexibility after the election
— Rocky Mountain High (@CO_Block_Chain) July 16, 2018
We’d say Trump’s presser ranks somewhere below each and every one of those. It wasn’t good, but come on — diplomacy isn’t always pretty.
Yeah well the media actually allowed for diplomacy between the two.
Fun fact: Gorbachev and all the other Russian and Soviet leaders tried to influence US elections. Who knew! pic.twitter.com/p8Jv4U6Pma
— EricInfoTech 🇺🇸 (@EricInfoTech) July 16, 2018
And we’re old enough to remember that the American media loved Mikhail Gorbachev — man, did they fawn over that guy. We don’t think they’d have a problem with Putin either had Hillary won, either.
YIKES! Didn't think that Trump-Putin presser could look any WORSE? Think AGAIN! https://t.co/nnt4hCLV7v
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 16, 2018