Politico and the Washington Post reported yesterday that former Vice President Dick Cheney ambushed current Vice President Mike Pence at an exclusive retreat hosted by the American Enterprise Institute, saying President Trump’s foreign policy “looks a lot more like Barack Obama than Ronald Reagan”:
Cheney, on Trump: "“I worry that the bottom line of that kind of an approach is we have an administration that looks a lot more like Barack Obama than Ronald Reagan,”https://t.co/Be1RJgbEX0
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) March 11, 2019
According to reports, Cheney “ditched the script” to go after the Trump administration and Pence wasn’t prepared for it:
For context: Pence and Cheney had agreed to a set of topics. Cheney ditched the script when he got on stage, circling repeatedly POTUS commitment to NATO, decision-making by tweet, etc – https://t.co/YDnIgv1Cc6 https://t.co/T7NXSLLbDB
— Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) March 11, 2019
Anyway, that brings us to this awesome kumbaya moment. Leave to Dick Cheney to unite MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. . .
There is almost no one in the country whose views on American foreign policy are worth less than Dick Cheney.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 11, 2019
. . .And Donald Trump Jr:
Isn't it fitting that Cheney is the one mad that Trump is ending his reckless and endless wars? I never knew peace would be so unpopular!
Former VP Cheney challenges Pence at private retreat, compares Trump’s foreign policy to Obama’s approach https://t.co/NSvNagFViN
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 12, 2019
Even funnier? Claude Taylor, the guy who behind those anti-NRA billboards who follows the president around with a giant inflatable rat with the president’s hair, called Cheney the “voice of reason.” So the former veep is right and Trump’s foreign policy is bad because it’s like Obama’s?
How far have we fallen when effing Dick Cheney is the voice of reason. https://t.co/2hivVNIDrP
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) March 11, 2019
What an incredible self-own.
These 'NRA is a terrorist organization' billboards will really bring gun rights activists to the table https://t.co/mItJqOR0oe
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 5, 2018
Chuck Todd tried a 'whataboutism' gotcha question on Liz Cheney, and she knocked it from here to Ilhan Omar's self-awareness https://t.co/V8msuATL8G
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 11, 2019