Liberal Strategy: Not getting jokes.
This is why I wrote "Resistance Is Futile": The media wildly over-react to everything Trump says.
Trump at a rally in South Carolina, Saturday:
“[The president of a NATO member country] asked Trump whether the US would still defend the country if they were invaded by Russia even if they ‘don’t pay.’”
“‘No, I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want. You got to pay. You got to pay your bills.’”
Our fruitcake, Princess-and-the Pea Media:
And last but not least, the august New York Times (surely the Grey Lady can’t be this stupid):
Favoring Foes Over Friends, Trump Threatens to Upend International Order
Former President Donald J. Trump suggested that he would incite Russia to attack “delinquent” U.S. allies, foreshadowing potentially far-reaching changes in the world order if he wins the White House again.
By Peter Baker
Peter Baker has covered the White House under five presidents and reported from Moscow for four years.
Mr. Trump has never believed in the fundamental one-for-all-and-all-for-one concept of the Atlantic alliance….
But he took it to a whole new level over the weekend, declaring at a rally in South Carolina that not only would he not defend European countries he deemed to be in arrears from an attack by Russia, he would go so far as to “encourage” Russia “to do whatever the hell they want” against them. Never before has a president of the United States — even a former one aspiring to reclaim the office — suggested that he would incite an enemy to attack American allies.
Some may discount that as typical Trump rally bluster or write it off as a poor attempt at humor.
You think, New York Times?
Please stop making me defend him with ridiculous attacks like this, media. Isn’t Trump bad enough without you guys making stuff up?