President Trump has gone through the ringer since his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He’s been mocked and criticized. But now a video of Hillary Clinton in 2010 is raising some eyebrows. Some say it’s a glaring double standard that Clinton and Obama can talk positively about wanting to “strengthen Russia” while now they’re saying Russia is our blood-sworn enemy.
In the video below Clinton, who was then serving as secretary of state, was asked: “What is being done to make it easier for Americans to come to Russia and for Russians to visit America?”
“Well, we want to encourage a lot more travel and a lot more exchanges,” Clinton replied. “As we move forward and we get more experience between our two countries and facilitating business travel, tourism travel, education travel, every kind of travel, I think it will become, at least I hope, easier and easier.”
“Many of our businesses want to have their business leaders come and have open-ended visas and similarly a lot of Russians want to be able to come and have as much time as they need. That’s what I would like to work towards.”
“One of the fears that I hear from Russia is that somehow the United States wants Russia to be weak,” Clinton continued. “That could not be farther from the truth. Our goal is to help strengthen Russia.”
So Democrats went from begging Russia to have strong relations to us to them stealing the 2016 election and being the devil incarnate? And why was it such a crime to seek good relations with Russia in 2010 but it’s unacceptable now?
Here’s the video:
In a 2010 interview on Russian television, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the Obama administration wanted travel and business to increase between Russia and America and that the Obama administration wanted to "help strengthen Russia." pic.twitter.com/Cnaa1HWaBJ
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(H/T Daily Wire)