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Laura Ingraham Blasts The ‘Swamp-Dwellers’ Who Went ‘Thermonuclear’ Over Trump’s Call to Putin

Laura Ingraham defended President Trump‘s congratulatory call to newly “re-elected” Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“This is how easy it is for President Trump to make the swamp-dwellers lose their collective minds,” Ingraham began. “All he did was mention in passing that he congratulated Russian President Putin on his reelection… and they all went thermonuclear. Never mind that his main point was pressing Putin on Syria, North Korea, Ukraine, and the nuclear arms race. The mainstream media and their allies went into a full-fledged tizzy.”

She then played numerous clips from CNN and MSNBC as well as invoked the sharp rebuke from Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who said that “an American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections.”

“Well wait a second, Sen. McCain. You mean like when President Obama congratulated the Islamic Brotherhood candidate on winning Egypt’s presidential election in 2012? Or in 2013 when Obama broke three decades of precident to congratulate the winner of the Iranian presidential election? Or in 2014 when Obama congratulated Turkey’s President Erdoğan, the same guy who said there’s no such thing as moderate Islam? Or someone else Obama congratulated on winning the presidency… Vladimir Putin. In 2012. Yes, the same Putin. Well, I don’t recall so many of these ‘voices of concern’ or any of the swamp-dwellers fulminating about those congratulatory wishes.”

The Fox News host called the double standard “so obvious” and “pathetic” and touted Trump’s foreign policy record from “getting North Korea to the negotiating table” to “squeezing trade concessions from the Chinese” all while the media “condemned his every move.”

“My message to the peanut gallery – let the president deal with Putin!” Ingraham continued. “He just might surprise you again. Not that you’re gonna give him any credit when he does.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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