Fox News Analyst Gives Unbelievably Sad Excuse for Trump’s Russia Screw Up (Video)

One of the bigger stories on Monday centered around a report from the Washington Post alleging that Donald Trump revealed highly-classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during a controversial meeting just a few days ago. A meeting that had already come under fairly intense scrutiny as it occurred right after the unprecedented firing of James Comey as head of the FBI, Trump banned the American media from attending the meeting, and he allowed state-run Russian media to bring electronic equipment and take photographs during the meeting.

Let’s just be honest here, while Trump’s entire campaign, transition into the White House, and time in office have all been an epic disasters — the past seven or so days have probably been his worst. That’s saying something considering everything else we’ve seen from this unhinged, incompetent buffoon and his administration.

Needless to say, the lengths to which Republicans and members of the conservative media have had to go defend Trump have often led to some rather embarrassment comments.

Such as what Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer said Monday night on Special Report in a desperate attempt to defend Trump potentially giving Russian officials highly-classified information which national security agencies almost certainly didn’t want them to have.

“Of all the probabilities, the idea he was acting as a Manchurian candidate feeding information to his Russian operatives and controllers is ridiculous,” Krauthammer said. “The only implication here is that he’s unschooled. This is his first go around with sensitive information and he might’ve slipped up. If he did, it’s not good. On the other hand, if it’s not deliberate, it’s not exactly a high crime and misdemeanor.”

In case you didn’t pick up on it, that’s Krauthammer essentially saying if this actually occurred, it’s not because Trump willingly gave it to Russian officials as part of some nefarious plan to betray the country — he’s just incompetent and doesn’t know what he’s doing.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s now apparently acceptable to defend Trump by saying he’s too incompetent to be “president” so we really shouldn’t make too big of a deal out of “little blunders” like, you know, the possibility that he gave highly-classified information to Russia.

Even if Krauthammer is right and Trump did this on accident, is that really much better?

Sure, it’s an entirely different situation if Trump is willingly feeding our enemies sensitive intelligence we don’t want them to have. However, Trump being so completely inept and unqualified to lead this nation that he could accidentally divulge highly-classified information — or worse — since he’s “unschooled” isn’t much better.

He’s either a traitor (which is still a very real possibility), or he’s so incredibly clueless about how to actually be “Commander-in-Chief” that every day he’s in office his incompetence is putting this nation at risk.

Either way, it’s a sad day in this country when conservatives are reaching to such desperate lengths to defend Donald Trump that they’re willing to publicly call him incompetent because that’s a better alternative than admitting the truth or that he might even be a traitor.

Watch his comments below via Fox News:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • strayaway

    Remember that it was Hillary, the DNC, and Podesta who failed to or were too incompetent to secure their computer systems from Russia, Iran, China, and/or computer geeks living in their mother’s basement. It was Hillary who illegally used her personal computer to convey government secrets. It was under Obama that Merkel and American citizens had their phones tapped and the IRS was used to frustrate and punish political enemies. General McMasters said that he had been in the room with Trump and Putin and that the richest man in world’s WP tabloid story was a lie. In that article, the Washington Post stated, “As president, Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets, making it unlikely that his disclosures broke the law.” Any sensible person would support detente and working with Russia to get rid of ISIS.

    • BobStromberg

      Now, there’s a “Gish gallop!” It’s interesting how one can in 6 or so sentences scatter so much misinformation. Mind-boggling, in fact, which is the point…

    • danipman

      Even at the risk of risk of cutting off the collection of data from within ISIS and any future cultivation of sources.? Willfully and On Purpose no less.Please rationalize that as well for me…………………

      • strayaway

        Your post is incoherent. Please clarify whatever you are referring to. My only comment in reference to ISIS was that “Any sensible person would support detente and working with Russia to get rid of ISIS.” If you read forward progressives, you will know that it is a neocon site in oppositions to detente.

    • Nancy B

      We all know the legality. We also know the stupidity of what he did, which you apparently can’t see.

      McMaster denied a story that WashPo didn’t print. But you can’t see that either, given your apparent lack or listening comprehension. McMaster goes on tv in a few minutes, while Spicer is only holding a gaggle. Today should be interesting.

      • strayaway

        McMasters statement: “The story that came out tonight AS REPORTED is false. The president the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries, including threats to civil aviation. At no time, at no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed. And the president did not disclose any military operations that were not already publicly known. Two other senior officials who were present, including the Secretary of State, remembered the meeting the same way and have said so. Their on-the-record accounts should outweigh those of anonymous sources. I was in the room. It didn’t happen.” According to McMasters, it was reported which means you are wrong or McMasters is lying. I am not a fan of McMasters but would take his word over yours.

    • Sanity Please

      Deplorable “go to” list for living in denial about Trump: 1) Obama; 2)
      Clinton; 3) Benghazi; 4) “Fake News;” 5) All of the above.

      • strayaway

        Let’s talk about Benghazi since you brought it up. Republicans who went along with Obama/SOS Clinton’s unconstitutional executive war on Libya didn’t want to take discredit for allowing that travesty. The best they could do was to peel off one incident, Benghazi, resulting from the Obama Libyan policy they went along with. Their focus is misplaced. Had those Republicans supported the Constitution instead of Obama, Benghazi would never have happened.

    • Tn So

      WOW, what a moron.

    • Elaine Jeffery

      Fuck you. So sick of assholes like you defending a traitor! Hope you burn in hell and take ALL the Republicans with you..thanks!!

      • strayaway

        Ewww, Elaine, do you have one of those cool antifa brownshirt outfits, all black, jeans optional, with the cool masks to go with your awesome progressive vocabulary and what could be considered incitement in your above Facebook post.

    • L R

      No…he DOES NOT have the authority to unilaterally declassify material.

      Amazing what you Trump lemmings will say to convince yourselves that this lunatic is not doing anything wrong. Just how stupid can you be???

      • strayaway

        Unlike you, I don’t know what specifically Trump said at that meeting. However, the sense of what I read is that Presidents can declassify some material. It depends what, if anything, was said. Obama released some classified material. McMasters said Trump didn’t. Have your argument with McMasters. Presidents can speak to heads of state and negotiate treaties. That is part of their job. It sounds like the discussion was about working together to take down ISIS and that significant progress was made to restore some measure of working together and stepping away from the edge of war with Russia. That must drive neocons crazy but I like it if true.

    • If you are reading my comment strayaway or other Republican/Trump supporters, I have noticed that you like to justify one act by another act. That is wrong, whether that is from the right or the left. Hilary, Podesta, and the DNC’s actions (independent of right or wrong) is not defensible as an excuse for what another President, Trump or anyone else in the future does. The question at hand is can one defend what Trump does in the aggregate. The answer here is no. Trump violates Paul Ryan’s statement of “extremely careless” behavior. It really is. Is it not time for this circus to end. Place Paul Ryan or Mike Pence as President and let us call it a day. For the moment, I would like to see all Americans put aside our political differences and not justify actions but get together to remove our single biggest national security threat.

      Independent of whether or not Trump colluded with Russians is beside the point. Trump really does have a Russian fixation, which places him as mentally unfit for office.

      • marysrn

        NO Ryan, NO Pence, NO Turtle, NO republicans. They are not worthy. 3 million more votes for Clinton says so!

      • Your statement is illogical. 3 million more votes or 3 million fewer votes mean nothing. We have an electoral college system, not a popular vote system. Even the popular vote in for House candidates mean nothing, as Republicans gerrymander districts, hence Paul Ryan instead of Scott Walker.

        Changing the system at the current moment is not possible, as unlike Trump’s assertion, the electoral college and ability to gerrymander benefits Republicans.

        In order for “No Ryan, No Pence, …”, Democrats need to take back the majority of state governments, the House, and the Senate. That is a long term project.

        Getting out to vote for the special elections and in 2018 and 2020 will make it say so. Helping with phone banks will help say so too.

        As it is, Christine Triebsch lost by roughly 14% for the Georgia State Senate 32 district yesterday. Republicans were victorious and will gerrymander even further. That is what sends a message.

        If you are serious about “NO Ryan” and the such, we as Democrats must do more. We must take back government at all levels.

        By the way, Hillary getting record number of votes in Texas (but still losing the state), but losing all her firewall states, not to mention Florida and other states by small numbers and in some cases big numbers is what says so. That is why we have Treasonous Psychopath Trump as President and Republicans in control of the country at all levels.

        People’s idiotic stance with “Bernie or Bust” is what gave the Supreme Court to the Republicans and that is what says so!

      • marysrn

        Short replies are what I usually do. I’ll leave the essay writing to you. funny, I agree with you, so lighten up.

      • It is hard to lighten up, when every day brings new reports of freedoms and accomplishments going by the wayside. Our planet gets hurt, our safety gets compromised. Much of the fallout from what the GOP and Trump have done will not show for a while, such as the fallout from sharing secret information about ISIS with Russia and specifically telling them, who gave the information. Every day, he attacks women’s rights and rights of LGBT. He wants to raise taxes on the middle class, so hard to lighten up.

        By the way, the majority of special elections go to Republicans. We lost yesterday’s Georgia State Senate 32 election by 14%!

      • strayaway

        “The question at hand is can one defend what Trump does in the aggregate.” Maybe for people who are still sore about losing the election but I’ll settle for any improved relations with Russia that may have come out of the meeting. The worst thing Trump has done, in my opinion, was his unconstitutional rocket attack against Syria. I had hoped that the unconstitutional attempts to overthrow Assad would have ended with Obama. Playing chicken with China or Russia is, to me, our single biggest national security threat. It makes so much more sense to work together with Russia in ridding Syria and Iraq of ISIS which seems to be what the meeting between Lavrov and Trump was about. You do seem to be siding with neocons on this one. I’m for detente.

    • Mary Ann Carey

      Of course the fact that Trump is using an unsecured phone is so much better than what Hillary did, or the fact that he has discussions on private matters while dining in a restaurant with many people around. The morons who are his supporters should have to be in the front line when he starts the next war.

      • strayaway

        Back to the fantasy Democratic narrative about Russians hiding behind every Bush; if Hillary, the DNC, and Podesta secured their computer systems, we wouldn’t be having this discussion about Russians and/or everyone else taking advantage of them. Hillary proved to Americans that she was too corrupt, and incompetent to govern. Let’s also assume that the NSA has a record of everything Wikileaks printed.

  • noah vail

    is President Trumpski the KGBs most successful mole in history…?.

  • The Shadow

    Need a better reason to remove Fox from your life?

  • strayaway

    I seldom watch tv news let alone Fox. Bad guess. You lose.