Readers know there is more to it. Muslim refugees gang rape Western women, and German authorities have turned water cannons on those Germans who dared protest.
President Trump spoke against Chancellor Angela Merkel's nonsensical policies and now John Kerry -- the man America rejected for the presidency a dozen years ago -- dares pipe in.
In an interview with fellow lefty Islamophile Christiane Amanpour on CNN's international channel, Kerry dumped on Trump's interview with the Sunday Times of London and Der Bild.
From the transcript:
KERRY: Well, I thought, frankly, it was inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping in to the politics of other countries in a quite direct manner, and he’ll have to speak to that. As of Friday, he’s responsible for that relationship. But I think we have to be very careful about suggesting that one of the strongest leaders in Europe and most important players with respect to where we are heading --
AMANPOUR: You’re talking about Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany?
KERRY: -- made one mistake or another – I don’t think it’s appropriate for us to be commenting on that.
AMANPOUR: You’re talking about Angela Merkel’s refugee policy, which he called catastrophic.
KERRY: He did call it that, and I think that she was extremely courageous. I don’t think it amounts to that characterization at all. It has had some problems, but everybody’s had some problems with this challenge of how do you respond appropriately as a big nation, as a great nation, as the West, where our values and our principles are important with respect to caring for people who are in distress, who are put into refugee status. We have a great history of that. And we’ve seen what happens when we don’t do that, and so I think she’s been extraordinarily courageous. I think she’s been extraordinarily important to Europe as an entity. And we, the Obama Administration, have valued her leadership enormously.
AMANPOUR: Let me flip to the other side of the coin, because he spoke almost in the same breath about Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin. He said, “I will start by trusting them both.” Your CIA chief repeatedly, President Obama repeatedly has urged President-elect Trump not to trust Vladimir Putin, and of course, we have all the hacking and what the intelligence has found out.
In a synopsis, what’s wrong with trying to make a new relationship with Russia? And isn’t he right that it was bad under your Administration; it just was a bad relationship?
KERRY: No, I don’t think that’s correct, in fact. It has had problems and it’s had problems on things that Vladimir Putin has chosen to make a problem – Ukraine, Crimea, Syria. We’ve had problems. But in fact, we’ve also found a way to do exactly what Donald Trump is talking about, to work with Russia on issues where you can work with them. Russia was extremely involved in and supportive of and important to the Iran nuclear agreement. Russia was critical to getting chemical weapons out Syria. We sat down; Sergey Lavrov and I worked an agreement to be able to help get the chemical weapons out, on the instructions of both of our presidents, by the way.
So we cooperated. We cooperated on humanitarian. We cooperated on the environment. We cooperated on the Paris Agreement. We cooperated on the largest marine protected area in the world, which is the Ross Sea.A real journalist would have confronted Kerry about President Obama mocking the idea four years ago that Russia was a national security threat and now screaming the Russians Are Coming.
But Amanpour is a fake on a Fake News network that trusts America's adversaries more than its allies.
Remember, to keep its bureau in Baghdad, CNN covered for Saddam Hussein's many crimes when he was in power.
Fake News is worse than no news.
Hat tip: Breitbart.
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