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Trump uses Russian TV to attack U.S.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reads off a teleprompter as he speaks at the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reads off a teleprompter as he speaks at the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy in Cleveland, Ohio, September 8, 2016. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has often praised Russian President Vladimir Putin, criticized U.S. policy in Iraq during an interview broadcast on a Kremlin-funded television network.

The New York businessman made the comments in an interview with former CNN broadcaster Larry King, whose podcast was aired on Thursday night on RT network, a 24-hour, Russian-language news channel.

Trump criticized U.S. policy in Iraq from the days of Republican President George W. Bush, who ordered the American-led invasion in 2003 in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, al Qaeda attacks on the United States. Trump then attacked President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Obama’s first secretary of state, for their roles in the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq.

“It’s a war we shouldn’t have been in, number one,” Trump said in the interview. “And it’s a war that, when we got out, we got out the wrong way. That’s Obama.”

While Trump has leveled similar criticism in the past, doing so on Russian television could draw more criticism from those who have questioned his overtures to Putin, including a number of Republicans.

Trump’s interview surfaced as he and Clinton continue to clash over foreign policy in the run-up to the Nov. 8 presidential election. In an televised national security forum on Wednesday night, the two sought to portray themselves as most fit to be commander in chief, with Trump arguing that Putin is a better leader than Obama.

Clinton on Thursday said Trump’s comment was “not just unpatriotic and insulting to the people of our country, as well as to our commander in chief, it is scary.”

Trump and his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, defended the comment. Pence called it “inarguable” that Putin is a stronger leader than the U.S. president.

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan – the top elected Republican official who has frequently broken with Trump – again took a sharply different view from that of his party’s candidate.

Clinton was scheduled on Friday to meet with former senior national security officials in New York.

Trump and Clinton’s intensifying political combat over national security came as Clinton’s lead in opinion polls has slipped in recent days. The current average of polls from website RealClearPolitics puts her at 45.6 percent support, compared with Trump’s 42.8 percent.


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1 thought on “Trump uses Russian TV to attack U.S.”

    Section 2 of the Sedition ACT.
    Aiding, bedding giving comfort to the an enemy of these United States Of America!!
    Mr. Trump has going on Russia communist party national TV. To speak to the Russian, people how bad our military is, our general are 2nd rate, the commander in chief of our military is corrupt, a Muslim, not American.
    Trump told the citizens of Russia Mr. Putin their dictator was a better leader for the Russia people and the world, than president Obama the elected leader of the free world.
    Russia a sworn enemy of the United States of America.
    I think for any one in government or want to be in government.
    Cannot be a Communist sympathize.
    I am a Veteran and what Mr. Trump did is treason.
    You do don’t have constitutional protection of freedom of speech or stupidity. If you are an official or want to be!!
    The German people got Hitler because they were stupid.

    Because of their stupidity 6 million Jewish men women and children lost their lives and million none Jew on the battle field. Is history repeating if self today in American??
    This election has nothing to do with a 25ft high stack of emails.
    It’s about the white male elite males who lost power with the election of the black guy.

    Now it a female has a slim chance to become president. What has the white male elite done?
    Open never ending campaign to destroy this woman.
    Have spent thousands of hours, millions and millions of tax payer money on a political vendetta.
    A 26 state diabolical plan to disenfranchise all voter who may vote for a female or a none white elite person.

    Hitler had the brown shirts which they trade in for suits and ties. Trump has the white sheets aka white separatist aka KKK monkey see monkey do they traded Swastika, Rebel flags and their sheets for suits and ties.
    16 flag waving blue blooded American Jeb,Ted, Marco, Ben, to mention a few damn great American Republican men and women.
    Make America great WAKE THE F**K UP Trump is trying to steal your lunch, Trump loves Peking Duck and Russian Caviar. Trump doesn’t like Apple pie or Chicken & DUM

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