Doocy appeared to side with Putin, almost mocking President Biden, and blaming him for the “economic pain” Putin is causing.
“Markets are down, and gas prices are up,” Doocy said as if there were no war in Europe today.
“Everybody seems to be in for some economic pain,” Doocy added, clearly unaware of how war works. “How economically painful is it going to get for people in this country?”
Biden smacked down Doocy’s ignorant question.
“First of all, there’s no doubt that when a major nuclear power attacks and invades another country that the world is going to respond, and markets are going to respond all over the world.”
Biden went on to say that as long as America and the world stick together against Russia, and maintain the sanctions, “the notion that this is going to last for a long time is highly unlikely.”
Doocy then asked President Biden if he had “underestimated Putin,” and would he still describe him as a “worthy adversary?”
“I made it clear,” Biden replied, “that he was an adversary.”
“I didn’t underestimate him.”
“You’re confident,” Doocy asked, belligerently, “that these devastating sanctions are going to be as devastating as Russian missiles and bullets and tanks?”
“Yes, I am,” President Biden replied.
Ahead of Donald Trump’s address at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) members of the audience were memorably, if accidentally, given tiny red, white and blue flags to wave. The problem? Except for the word “Trump” printed across the middle of each tiny banner, they were waving an exact replica of the Russian flag. Today, that embarrassing slip-up seems relevant again as CPAC 2022 speakers navigate how to address the unfolding crisis in Ukraine, with Russian combat forces invading the same day that America’s preeminent conservative conference began.
On Thursday morning, American Conservative Union president Matt Schlapp told The Independent that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — likely to be one of the worst conflicts in recent European history — won’t alter the program CPAC has planned in Orlando for the next four days.
The number three Republican in the House of Representatives on Thursday is under fire after releasing a statement attacking President Joe Biden over Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Both U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik issued statements Thursday denouncing Russia’s attack on Ukraine,” WWNY-TV reported Thursday. “Republican Stefanik, however, also used the opportunity to attack President Joe Biden, a Democrat, who she called ‘weak’ and ‘feckless.'”
“”After just one year of a weak, feckless, and unfit President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief, the world is less safe. Rather than peace through strength, we are witnessing Joe Biden’s foreign policy of war through weakness,” Stefanik alleged. “For the past year, our adversaries around the world have been assessing and measuring Joe Biden’s leadership on the world stage, and he has abysmally failed on every metric.”
‘Conservative’ Confab Highlights Pro-Putin Voices, Including Trump And Gabbard
“This war and suffering could have easily been avoided if Biden Admin/NATO had simply acknowledged Russia’s legitimate security concerns regarding Ukraine’s becoming a member of NATO,” former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard wrote late Wednesday night, as Russia’s full-scale invasion of its neighbor began. “Which would mean US/NATO forces right on Russia’s border.”
“She fits in perfectly with where this truth-denying, democracy-hating, authoritarian-embracing cult is today,” said Joe Walsh, a former GOP congressman from Illinois. “I know for certain that Reagan himself wouldn’t attend and wouldn’t at all be happy.”
Gabbard’s appearance during what was once a coveted speaking slot for ambitious Republicans is just one example of the new Putin-friendly stance of modern conservatism on display at the four-day Conservative Political Action Conference.