LETTERS: Presidents and Putin

“The entire world saw first-hand how weak, how frail, how confused President Biden looked when he met with Vladimir Putin; the whole thing was embarrassing,” Sean Hannity said on Faux News. A guest on his show told his viewers that when Biden was asked if he trusted Putin, his reply was “Yes.” He lied, of course, but the motive was to make viewers believe Biden trusted Putin. How dare he! Trump is the only one privileged to trust the former KGB agent.

“Biden let Vladimir Putin run circles around him,” Laura Ingraham said. “Trump’s meeting with Putin was always about America first and that’s not the message Putin got from Biden,” a Faux News guest said. “This trip was an utter train wreck and frankly I find it embarrassing,” Sean Hannity said.

Unfortunately, this ugly rhetoric flows freely on Faux News every day. What’s the motivation? What’s their purpose? To misinform their viewers so they can spread this crap around?

When Trump met with Putin, he was asked if Russia meddled in our elections and he meekly replied, “I have President Putin here. He just said it’s not Russia and I don’t see any reason why it would be.” He later told the American people that he meant to say “wouldn’t be” instead of “would be.” Yeah, right! Did Faux News relay this episode to its viewers so they could see Trump kissing-up to Putin? If not, was it because Sean Hannity was too embarrassed?

Trump continued his brown-nosing by saying, “I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial. I think that the U.S. has been foolish and I think we’re all to blame. Getting along with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing, and I really think the world wants to see us get along.” Getting along is a good thing; sucking-up to a dictator who meddled in our elections is a bad thing!

Talk about Faux News spreading misinformation to the American people and getting away with it. Will Faux News viewers ever get this?

Italo J. Zarate, Brownsville