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November 29, 2017 03:53 PM UTC

Cop-Out Cory Won't Condemn Trump (Again)

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  • by: Colorado Pols

CNN’s Situation Room caught up with Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner today, asking him about the controversy over President Donald Trump’s promotion on Twitter of dubious anti-Muslim videos produced by a fringe British ultra-nationalist group.

Gardner’s response to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will not be remembered as a profile in courage.

GARDNER: …Relationships with NATO allies, our relationships around the globe are stronger than any Twitter feed. Uh, I’ve said before, I disagree with this, I will continue to express that disagreements, but ah I’ve also said that perhaps one of the best ways we can address, uh, the President’s Twitter feed is to develop some kind of software where you, uh hit send once it doesn’t send, and then you give it a little time and hit send again and then it sends. So perhaps we need to find new software, uh tool available to make sure we think about some of these things before we send them.

Of course we’re not just talking about “any Twitter feed,” we are talking about the Twitter feed of the President of the United States. Trump’s rantings via Twitter most certainly do affect our relationships around the globe, as evidenced by the swift condemnation of Trump today from British Prime Minister Theresa May. The failure by Republicans to stand up to Trump as he routinely embarrasses the entire nation in the eyes of the world has directly contributed to the present climate in which Trump feels totally unrestrained.

By cracking stupid jokes instead of calling for not having a President who spews infantile hatred and falsehoods on a daily basis, Gardner proved again that he is part of the problem that saddled the globe with Donald Trump to begin with.

And as long as there are any goodies left to be gotten from Trump’s presidency, Gardner will run cover.

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4 thoughts on “Cop-Out Cory Won’t Condemn Trump (Again)

  1. Trump is losing it. I know that he always seems to operate in his own deranged world, but his recent activity- retweeting far right videos, making offensive slurs at a ceremony honoring native American veterans, the escalation of his war with the press – appear to reflect some kind of stress. There are reports that Flynn is cutting a deal to cooperate with Mueller. This may be what what is causing Trump to freak out. Could this be the beginning of his end? The republicans in Congress may be worried.  That may be why they are pushing their tax bill so hard and fast.

  2. Britainfirst, the organization which Trump sourced his anti-Muslim tweets from, is a known conduit for Russian interference in the Brexit vote.

    Per Buzzfeed and the Wayback Machine, Britainfirst had 75 pro-Putin posts. Russia interfered with Britain's "Brexit" vote, as they did with our 2016 elections, for the same reasons: to weaken western democracy and cohesion.

    But Cory apparently thinks that it can all be solved by putting a "pause" button on the President's tweeter.

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