Honest question: Is Ben Rhodes capable of taking a swing at Donald Trump and not hitting himself and Obama in the face?

Yesterday, in the wake of Trump’s admittedly disastrous performance with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Rhodes tweeted this:

But enough about the Obama era, Ben.

It really does.

He should have, but he didn’t. He kept going:



Were we just imagining it when Democrats said nothing while Obama refused to take a stand against Putin?

To be clear: There is no excuse for Trump’s behavior in Helsinki. No excuse for his refusal to stand up to Putin and his despotism. But to suggest that Trump’s capitulation to foreign dictators is unprecedented is not only disingenuous, it’s a bald-faced lie.

And if the Democrats are responsible for everything Obama did, they’re in some pretty hot water themselves. Because last time we checked — despite Ben Rhodes’ contention that Barack Obama was pure and scandal-free — Trump’s predecessor was only too eager to enable some hostile powers of his own.