The mainstream media’s anti-Trump obsession was on full-display Tuesday; with multiple networks slamming the President for calling Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election; totally ignoring the fact that Barack Obama did the same thing in 2012.
The President confirmed this week that he placed a private phone call to Russian President Vladimir Putin hours after his landslide election; sparking outrage from liberal lawmakers and the destroy-Trump press.
Both Trump and Kim Jong Un have now congratulated Putin on his election win.
— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) March 20, 2018
the Kremlin put out its summary of Putin's phone call with Trump before the White House did, saying that Trump congratulated Putin on winning his authoritarian "election" https://t.co/78Zu04qRz6
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) March 20, 2018
Putin's running an authoritarian regime. Trump just congratulated him on his "re-election." https://t.co/uAiBDEcNER
— Ruben Gallego (@RepRubenGallego) March 20, 2018
The outrage was quickly overshadowed on social media when users pointed out the blatant hypocrisy; noting former President Barack Obama called Putin following his election in 2012.
“President Obama called Russian President-elect and Prime Minister Putin to congratulate him on his recent victory in the Russian Presidential election,” said a statement from Obama’s White House in March 2012.
“President Obama and President-Elect Putin agreed that the successful reset in relations should be built upon during the coming years,” it added.
h/t Daily Caller