Former UN Ambassador Susan Rice furthered the left’s Manchurian Candidate theory during a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”
“The president has cast doubt repeatedly, including this week, on the legitimacy of the unanimous intelligence community finding that Russia directly interfered in our elections,” Rice told ABC’s George Stephanopolous. “He has undermined NATO, he’s called the European Union a foe, he’s imposed harsh tariffs on our closest allies, he’s withdrawn us from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, he’s taken a series of steps that had Vladimir Putin dictated them he couldn’t have mirrored more effectively.”
What Rice fails to recognize is that these actions are not a mandate from Putin; they are a mandate from the American voters. Trump spent more than a year promising the American people he would make NATO allies pay their fair share and to correct unfair trade agreements with our allies. These promises resulted in his being elected as the 45th President of the United States.
“What his motivations are I think is a legitimate question, one that I trust the special counsel is investigating” Rice continued. “The policies that this president has pursued globally have served Vladimir Putin’s interests in dividing the West, undermining democracy, increasing fissures within NATO, and has done little to advance U.S. interest.”
Rices statement comes on the heels of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow saying it is “palpable” that President Trump is a “foreign agent” of Russia.
Watch the Rice – Stephanopolous exchange here: