Quantcast
Connect with us

Ex-Russian foreign minister warns Trump’s anti-American talking points came from Putin: ‘It’s an emergency situation’

Published

on

While taking part in a CNN panel on President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs under President Boris Yeltsin warned that the American president appeared to repeating, almost verbatim, Putin’s talking point on a variety of topics — and warned Americans they should be worried.

ADVERTISEMENT

Speaking with CNN host Fareed Zakaria, Andrei Kozyrev was asked about the presidential press conference in Helsinki.

“What is really dangerous to my mind, fundamentally,” he explained in a heavy accent, “is that it is the first time ever an American President offered to a Russian counterpart in his tweet, in Trump’s tweet, the new basis for relationship — the new basis for discussions. The basis is that America is to be blamed for its stupidity. That America is to be blamed for troubles in its relationships.”

“Putin cannot but rejoice in that. That is why my former deputy, Sergey Lavrov said it is much better than ‘super,'” he quipped. “That is the wrong foundation and I can’t believe it happens, that it is America to blame. Putin is saying for the kids that it is America that has to change its behavior all over the agenda.”

“The problem is not having normal or benign relations,” he advised. “But having relations based on the fact that it is all America’s fault, stupidity or whatever, and America has to correct its behavior. That really makes this an emergency situation to my mind. It is an emergency situation.”

The former Russian diplomat also cited changes in the former Soviet Union during the interview, remarking, “In my youth, what I heard on the street was ‘proletarians of the world, unite!’ Now what I’m hearing is ‘authoritarians of the world, unite!'”

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch the video below via CNN:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Where were you in April guys?’ Sports columnist shreds GOP senators’ ‘tantrums’ over college football cancellation

Published

on

A sports columnist on Wednesday hammered Republican lawmakers who are complaining about college football being cancelled even though they spent months doing nothing to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic that so far has killed more than 165,000 Americans.

Appearing on CNN, USA Today's Christine Brennan argued that we could be seeing college football begin right now if public officials had done the necessary work to contain the pandemic earlier this year.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump can’t attack Kamala Harris without contradicting his own message: Bakari Sellers

Published

on

On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former South Carolina lawmaker Bakari Sellers broke down why Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) poses such a challenge for President Donald Trump.

"What we're seeing with the two parties is the narrow focus is going to be on the fact that Donald Trump and the Trump campaign have no way, and they do not know how to deal, with Kamala Harris," said Sellers. "It very difficult to say 'Kamala is a cop' and be a 'law and order president.' Those two things simply do not mesh. Not only ahistorical and inaccurate, but the messages, they collide."

"But second, it shows that the Republican Party and Democratic Party are going in two vastly different directions," continued Sellers. "The country is becoming more diverse, the country is becoming more brown. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris represent the demographics of what the country will be, and Donald Trump and Steven Miller and Mike Pence represent a day that's passed. So what I would say tonight is while Donald Trump and Mike Pence want to cheer on the Confederacy, we're trying to re-imagine what this country will look like. It goes back to a time where Americans can feel good about being first and about thinking about what our country can be: full of hope and faith."

Continue Reading
 

CNN

Trump has never even read a ‘children’s book’ about Abraham Lincoln: presidential historian

Published

on

A top presidential historian on Tuesday revealed that President Donald Trump personally admitted to him that he had never read a book about President Abraham Lincoln -- not even a children's book like the ones read in public schools.

Appearing on CNN, Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley argued that Trump is the most historically illiterate president he's ever encountered, and he said his knowledge of past presidents and historical events boils down to reciting factoids about them that may or may not be accurate.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image