Donald Trump Called Russian Leader A “Genius” And Fox News Is Desperately Trying To Do Damage Control, But Americans Just Think It’s Pathetic

We knew this nonsense was coming.

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Earlier today, we reported that disgraced ex-President Donald Trump officially, and very publicly said the quiet part out loud (and proud) when it comes to his true feelings on Russian dictatorial President Vladimir Putin.

Spoiler alert: Trump is a big fan.

Trump and his people have clung tie to their vehement denial of the Russian government’s interference in his 2016 presidential election. However, now that Donald is no longer in the US White House, it seems he’s even more willing to publicly admit that he’s quite fond of the dictator, as the catastrophic situation Putin has ignited with Ukraine continues to mount.

Hell, he’s not just fond of Putin, he flat-out thinks the man is a “genius.”

In a recent interview on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, Trump said of the Russian president, “I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, ‘This is genius.’ Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine — of Ukraine. Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that’s wonderful.”

“So Putin is now saying, ‘It’s independent,’ a large section of Ukraine. I said, ‘How smart is that?’ And he’s gonna go in and be a peacekeeper. That’s the strongest peace force… We could use that on our southern border. That’s the strongest peace force I’ve ever seen. There were more army tanks than I’ve ever seen. They’re gonna keep peace all right. No, but think of it. Here’s a guy who’s very savvy… I know him very well. Very, very well.”

Of course, that’s an absolutely horrifying thing for any human being to say at this point, much less someone who just recently served as the leader and Commander in Chief of the United States of America — and it frankly just serves as further proof of what we’ve all known for a very long time now; Donald Trump is little more than Vladimir Putin’s hand puppet.

The whole ordeal was so staggering, in fact, that even Fox News is desperately trying to dance their way around it, as they clearly attempted to stumble their way through some serious damage control during tonight’s segment, while still tip-toeing around the fragile, egotistical former guy.

According to Fox talking heads Jesse Watters and Pete Hegseth, the American media is just “obsessed” with Putin, and Donald Trump was merely “trolling” them when he called the violent dictator a genius.

Yea, I’m unfortunately not kidding here. See for yourself:

As you can imagine, pretty much everyone with the common sense the good Lord gave a goose could immediately see right through Fox’s bullshit:

Just give it up, guys. You’re really showing your asses at this point. And it’s not worth it. I promise.

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