He’s 100 percent right … Obama must be furious about this!
Speaking with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren this Monday evening, 2016 GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump used eight simple words to highlight the massive difference between American President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“You’re a leader, or you’re not a leader,” Trump stated. “You basically have that ability, or you don’t have that ability.”
Trump’s point was that, unlike Obama, Putin commands respect. He often lies through his teeth, and many world leaders detest him, but at the same time, they fear him because he carries himself with strength and vigor.
This places Putin in contrast to our own president, whose ineffectual gestures both here and abroad make him quite undeserving of esteem, particularly from Putin, who last week ordered his forces in Syria to attack rebel opposition fighters aligned with Obama.
“It’s purely lack of respect, pure and simple,” Trump explained. “It’s lack of respect for President Obama by Putin.”
Don’t misunderstand. No one is saying Putin is this upstanding guy who should have our full trust, but Ronald Reagan didn’t have this kind of lack of respect from the Russians (Soviet Union at the time) because he was a strong leader who built a strong military. Reagan understood that having a show a strength was enough to deflate a bully.
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