President Obama’s answer to 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft about the claim that Putin was challenging his leadership sent heads dropping to desks:
Kroft: He’s challenging your leadership, Mr. President. He’s challenging your leadership—
Obama: Well, Steve, I got to tell you, if you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in in order to prop up your only ally is leadership, then we’ve got a different definition of leadership.
Leave it to Vox to give it a standing ovation:
— Vox (@voxdotcom) October 12, 2015
Russian troops are in Ukraine and now Syria, but boy did the U.S. president just deliver a zinger!
Have the State Department mobilize the #SickBurn hashtag:
The Democratic Party's foreign policy apparently consists of abolishing sanctions while delivering "sick burns." https://t.co/cdVHBuAt7V
— Joseph K. (@fxxfy) October 12, 2015
When you model your entire presidency on emulating "Mean Girls", I suppose this is pretty much all we can expect… https://t.co/IeFy2DUqgd
— justturnright (@justturnright) October 12, 2015
@voxdotcom Yes. Sick burns. That'll show Putin.?
— ⚜Alleycat⚜ (@alleygirl2409) October 12, 2015
So "pretty sick burns" now substitute for a foreign policy… Got it. https://t.co/c7kJQKLClZ
— Lyz Estrada (@lyz_estrada) October 12, 2015
@voxdotcom so that's where we're at – how well a Prez 'burns' other world leaders as opposed to the actually ability to lead. That's great.
— Fred Davis (@TheFreddyD) October 12, 2015
Sick burns will win us the New Cold War. https://t.co/UrAxo87KAx
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) October 12, 2015
@voxdotcom <—consider themselves journalists. "Sick burn"…are you guys 12? Pathetic .
— DFris9 (@DFris1) October 12, 2015
Ah. So sick burns now replace sound, smart, enforced foreign policy. Great.
*Opens bottle of wine, inserts straw* https://t.co/L3S7Aul0qU
— Amy Curtis (@moderncomments) October 12, 2015
Putie can grab some aloe after he bombs the next ISIS target. https://t.co/K8ZUuFEllU
— Lizzy Lou Who (@_wintergirl93) October 12, 2015
— DM (@WildcatDM) October 12, 2015
— MaxR.S (@Randy_Shannon) October 12, 2015
He also had quite the sick burn while debating Russia with Romney.
And was, as usual, completely wrong.https://t.co/dTKZPyREjJ
— Ministry of Tooth (@OfTooth) October 12, 2015
The “sick burn” on this topic still belongs to Romney, though the White House will never admit that.