WaPo rips Trump for not stopping Russian interference. So, Brit Hume slams WaPo for getting the president wrong

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Brit Hume slammed the editors at The Washington Post for missing the obvious in an opinion piece he said was filled with “huffing and puffing” about Russian collusion.

The Fox News senior political analyst fired a scathing commentary on an op-ed published by The Washington Post titled, “While the Russians attacked, Trump looked the other way.”

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“In the face of an unprecedented attack on American democracy by a hostile foreign power, Donald Trump and those who worked for him both as a candidate and a president failed to defend the United States. For this alone, he is unfit to hold office,” the piece, written by Walter Dellinger and Samantha Goldstein, began.

Slamming Trump and his campaign for doing “nothing to stop the Russian assault,” the op-ed concluded with the statement: “During the 2016 election, American democracy was under Russian attack. Candidate Trump encouraged it. When it was over, President Trump did nothing about it.”

Hume called out the missing ingredient in the anti-Trump hit piece, reminding The Post who was actually in office as all of the alleged Russian interference was going on.

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“The man who was actually President when the attack occurred is never mentioned in this amazing article,” Hume tweeted, referring to former President Barack Obama who infamously told Russian President Vladimir Putin to “cut it out” in a warning against interfering with the U.S. presidential election.

“Note the huffing and puffing, though, about a President’s duty to ‘preserve, protect and defend the constitution.’ Did no editor even notice?” Hume asked.

According to Dellinger and Goldstein’s op-ed:

But Russia is what proves his unfitness to serve. Every president swears to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.” And everyone who works for him swears to protect the Constitution “against all enemies foreign and domestic.” The Mueller report demonstrates that the president and his closest aides violated these fundamental duties imposed by their oaths of office.

The Mueller report’s unfolding narrative of the Russian attack and Trump’s surrender in the face of it is devastating for someone who was offering himself as a future commander in chief.


And while all of the email hacking and other interference occurred under Obama’s watch, somehow The Post found it perfectly acceptable to place the blame on Trump. Of course, once Trump won the election and could actually take a stand against Russia, he did – declaring in a 2018 interview that he had been “far tougher on Russia than any president in many, many years” and the toughest president on Russia “maybe ever.”

Hume’s burn of The Post for publishing the piece that never even mentioned who the president was at the time of the alleged Russian interfering was applauded on Twitter where many others echoed the criticism.


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