There is a disingenuous bit of circular logic again making the rounds in the nation’s capital this week, and it appears as though at least one host over at Fox News is falling for it as well.
This strange piece of the politic paradigm goes something like this: President Trump makes a statement that the Democrats don’t want to hear, they attempt to debunk it, their attempts fail, and suddenly that statement is a piece of Russian propaganda.
Basically, any time Trump is right about something that the left doesn’t like, it’s because of Vladimir Putin. This was certainly the case when the subject of Hunter Biden’s Ukraine connections resurfaced, where the obvious appearance of nepotism led to the left calling the entire idea a Russian talking point.
Now, even the once-venerable hosts at Fox News are getting in on the action.
On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace asked Vice President Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short asked why President Donald Trump wanted to investigate Ukraine interference in the 2016 election, which he claimed was Kremlin disinformation.
Wallace said, “Does President Trump still believe that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that interfered in the 2016 election.”
As short attempted to find an answer suitable for Wallace, this again somehow became a Russian talking point.
Short said, “Why don’t we try to find the bottom line and the answers. We are not questioning Russia’s interference. I’m excepting that, but it doesn’t mean that just because Russia interfered doesn’t mean others didn’t as well.”
Wallace said, “They are saying and Fiona Hill that the whole question of Ukraine is Russian disinformation and in fact according to reporting, you may say it was inaccurate, Putin supposedly in a meeting they had in Germany told the president that it was Ukraine. And he apparently said to some people in the administration, ‘Putin told me at Ukraine.’”
Putin has become the left’s boogeyman as of late, and if they are not careful, they could get caught crying wolf.
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