Donald Trump shuts down NBC’s Matt Lauer: ‘Putin has eaten Obama’s lunch’

Donald Trump slammed NBC’s “Today” co-host Matt Lauer’s questions Thursday over criticism of President Obama’s weak handling of Russia’sactions in Crimea.

Trump appeared on “Today” to promote his 2014 Miss USA pageant airing on NBC in June, when the conversation turned to Obama.

“You’ve been critical of the president and his handling of the situation with Ukraine and Crimea,” Lauer said. “I think you said, I’m paraphrasing here, but basically [Russian President Vladimir] Putin was playing with or toying with Obama. That is kind of a common refrain of yours, I should mention.”

Trump replied that others have said the same thing.

“But you always think that Obama is being weak,” Lauer said. “What would you have done differently than he did in the days before Russian troops went into Crimea?”

The incursion should have never happened, Trump said.

“If you’re the president, that doesn’t happen and it’s not a big surprise,” he said. “I mean, it should have worked so that a thing like that doesn’t happen.”

The United States should be strong in its reaction to Putin, Trump said.

“We should definitely do sanctions. And we have to show some strength. I mean, Putin has eaten Obama’s lunch, therefore our lunch, for a long period of time,” he said. “And I just hope that Obama, who’s not looking too good, doesn’t do something very foolish and very stupid to show his manhood. I just hope that doesn’t happen.”

Watch the clip here via NewsBusters:

Watch the entire interview, including a discussion about Trump running for governor of New York, via NBC:

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
Cheryl Carpenter Klimek


130 thoughts on “Donald Trump shuts down NBC’s Matt Lauer: ‘Putin has eaten Obama’s lunch’

  1. eastedie33510 says:

    Matt Lauer is an a$$. He is one of the many reasons NBC is in the toilet.

  2. jackdoitcrawford says:

    While I am not a Trump Hater, I’m warm, not hot to him. However I don’t think he shut down Matt Lauer. What 0bama should have done is to speak out for freedom, but since he isn’t for freedom, neither for Ukraine nor for us, he didn’t.

  3. pineapple says:

    Obama’s plan is simple. He will continue to draw lines in the sand until Putin eventually surrenders.

  4. Old_Gringo says:

    Obama is a wuss.

  5. Will says:

    Obama has been, is and always be a JOKE that History will recall about him…actually, I thought Jimmy Carter would be the biggest JOKE in our time!!!!….Obama did not and will not represent the Negroes as a formidable leader that they can boast of….Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….obozo is an idiot!…commie too!!

  6. Will says:

    Obama is a commie left winger socialist that HATES AMERICA and other Nations that have been created by WHITE PEOPLE!…did you know that he hates colonists such as the British, which colonized much of Africa, and the first thing this sorry scum bag negro did when he got to the White House, was to SEND BACK the BUST of

  7. Will says:

    Winston Chruchhill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Will says:

    Yeah, this link is trying to keep me from talking!

  9. Paul says:

    I read this and it sums it up pretty good.
    “The bald-faced lies and myopic self-righteousness with which the US is demonizing Russia and President Putin are so egregious and blatant that they are historic in proportion. Washington has clearly gone insane with threats of destabilizing the internal situation in the country and gems such as Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country. I beg to differ, and respond to McCain’s characterization by saying the US/NATO is a genocidal death machine run by megalomaniacs and mass murdering war criminals founded on genocide built by slaves and needs to disbanded and unarmed before it kills anymore innocent people or invades another country.”

  10. Joan Wiitanen says:

    Trump is even a bigger idiot than I ever gave him credit for. I don’t know what’s bigger…his bank account, ego or mouth!!!! Wait a minute…his hair wins there!! lol 😉 Sorry “The Donald”…If you only had a CLUE! Who’s bad mouthing you! lol 😉 Sad sad man…;-(

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