There have been plenty of hot takes following today’s meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, but one that’s gaining traction, it seems, is people calling Russia’s attempt to influence the election an “act of war.”
Over at POLITICO, Mark Hertling and Molly K. McKew make that case and double down on it, calling Russian interference in 2016 “our Pearl Harbor, our 9/11.”
Opinion: Putin’s attack on the U.S. is our Pearl Harbor https://t.co/mIeOVtC1F9
— POLITICO (@politico) July 17, 2018
We’re old enough to still consider 9/11 our 9/11, but Hertling and McKew never say explicitly what they want, aside from a fight: “In the past, we have risen to the defense of our values, our ideologies and our institutions. It’s time for another fight. The ball — as Putin said — is in our court.”
Is it too late to back up a little and reconsider that whole Pearl Harbor analogy?
— Austin Stewart (@Touchofgrey88) July 17, 2018
Really trying to ramp up the lefties huh? 😉👍🏻
— Bitcoin Ben (@bensemchee) July 17, 2018
A little hyperbolic… https://t.co/xH5in8qqHF
— Jake Hamby (@jhamby) July 17, 2018
Hyperbole called, delete your account. https://t.co/LLYQ5USQVE
— Jeff Pollock (@freddyandfrieda) July 17, 2018
Ummmm not sure about this comparison though.. https://t.co/Uwmyh7Gu0g
— DAVE (@DaveAHollenbeck) July 17, 2018
Uh no, Pearl Harbor was our Pearl Harbor https://t.co/kyZbLviJEp
— Ben Cost (@benjamincost) July 17, 2018
2,403 Americans died and 1,178 were wounded at Pearl Harbor…how many people died because of Hillary’s hacked email server?
— Mr. Gilbert (@_mariwilo) July 17, 2018
What an insult to the men who lost their lives. The left has no shame
— [not a robot?] (@cryptoMD45) July 17, 2018
Leaking John Podesta's Risotto recipe is not our Pearl Harbor.
— Dragon Empress (@DragonEmpressEn) July 17, 2018
Absolutely disgusting to even consider comparing the two.
— Greg (@GregForTrump) July 17, 2018
What? Phishing emails, FB ads and twitter bots are the same as the Japanese attack on a Pearl Harbor or the events of 9/11? How do you take yourself seriously? https://t.co/h45ydGBxI8
— Reader (@LassFromSC) July 17, 2018
FFS. 🙄 "Why does nobody take us seriously?" https://t.co/gyzbMnnl2f
— LibertyJake (@JakeFromIL) July 17, 2018
Nice, trying to escalate to nuclear retaliation. Just the kind of speculators journalism we don’t need. Grow up Politico.
— Zeus (@zeusvela) July 17, 2018
Be sure to be the first ones to volunteer for the war then….
— DeplorableTruth (@TruthSeekerAnon) July 17, 2018
FBI's former senior intelligence adviser wondering when that 'shadow government' is going to emerge https://t.co/WwwNkz79EQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 16, 2018