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Democrat Tulsi Gabbard fends off ‘fake news’ accusations of Russian support

RT | May 19, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard’s anti-war stance has seen her slammed in the media for over-friendliness to Moscow. After this week’s hit piece the Hawaiian Congresswoman called these accusations “fake news.”

Speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Gabbard repeated several of her core foreign policy messages: Regime change operations are “counterproductive and wasteful,” and escalating military tension with Russia and China is a “dangerous” game for the US.

A combat veteran and foreign-policy focused candidate, Gabbard launched her presidential campaign in January. From the outset she was lambasted by both parties and the mainstream media for meeting with Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad, and was branded a “Putin puppet” for suggesting that the US improve relations with Russia, at a time when most of her party was consumed with ‘Russiagate’ hysteria.

Stephanopoulos kept the theme going on Sunday, pressing Gabbard on a recent Daily Beast article accusing her campaign of taking a shocking THREE donations from “Putin apologists,” and one from actress Susan Sarandon – who committed the mortal sin of supporting the Green Party’s Jill Stein in her 2016 election bid, and not Hillary Clinton, as the Hollywood consensus demanded.

Save for one returned contribution from a businessman involved in some unlicensed transactions, no donation mentioned by the Daily Beast amounted to more than $1,000.

“It’s unfortunate you’re citing that article, George, because it’s a whole lot of fake news,” Gabbard responded. “What’s in the best interest of national security? Keeping American people safe.”

“And what I’m pointing out consistently, time and time again, is our continued wasteful regime change wars have been counterproductive to the interests of the American people.”

The latest debacle was ridiculed by commentators on Twitter. Independent journalist Ben Norton called the Daily Beast’s article “embarrassingly bad,” while The Hill’s Krystal Ball blasted the Daily Beast’s reporters for searching through 65,000 donors to find “3 with views that fit their pre-conceived narrative.”

Gabbard is currently polling at around one percent, in a crowded field of 24 Democratic candidates. As the mainstream media continues to fixate on her supposed sympathies for the Kremlin, the Hawaiian has stuck to her guns. On Thursday, Gabbard warned President Donald Trump against “launching a very stupid and costly war with Iran,” and called out “war hawks in his administration” like National Security Advisor John Bolton, for leading the US towards another conflict in the Middle East.

May 19, 2019 - Posted by | Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Russophobia |

4 Comments »

  1. I’d like to support Tulsi wholeheartedly and have recently donated to her campaign at least four times (it’s so dam’ simple to do…). But I’m halfway through her almost 2.5-hour interview with Joe Rogan of this past Monday, and so far it’s a huge disappointment. Almost immediately, I think it was Tulsi who said that the Iraq “shock and awe” debacle was “for oil,” and ol’ Joe agreed. Wrong, Tulsi: Iraq was dismembered for the Zioentity that didn’t like President Saddam’s vocal and material support for the Palestinians. She said that President Al-Assad is “opposed” to “meddling” in his country of Syria…natch, but Tulsi didn’t mention the Zioentity’s continual bombing and other meddling (maybe she’ll do so yet?–I doubt it, but I’ll watch to the bitter end of Rogan). And, so far in the interview, the words “Palestine” or “Palestinians” haven’t exited her mouth. Atop it all, Rogan talks too dam’ much on his own soapbox….

    Unless something happens quickly to change my mind, I’ll cease any financial support to Tulsi. (And of course to any other of the pol-prostitutes posturing and preening on the Dem side to get rid of Trump the Teenager Who Never Graduated into Adulthood.)

    Nonetheless, this posting exposes this particular load of bullsh*t against Tulsi, and I commend RT. (I received an e-mail from Tulsi this morning laying out the case for what she properly terms the Daily Beast “witch hunt.”)

    I’d like to like Tulsi. There’s no one else out there….

    Comment by roberthstiver | May 19, 2019 | Reply

    • I was appalled at Rogan’s ignorance. I have only seen a few of his interviews.

      I could not even forward through the piece.

      Of course Gabbard has to stay within certain parameters but her actual positions on issues are the best of a rotten lot. Except on the ‘climate’ agenda where Trump has her beat and would prevail in a contest. Trump has several positions that the Democrats will either have to adopt or simply concede to not being serious contenders. That’s how Trump won in 2016 and the same will apply again.

      Comment by aletho | May 19, 2019 | Reply

      • Agree precisely with “Rogan’s ignorance”! I’d not seen him before but had heard some good things about him.

        Comment by roberthstiver | May 20, 2019 | Reply

        • If it would give you some repose Mr. Robert…Ms. Tulsi gets enough from her pals the Adelsons. That alone causes her to skip beats and do the same mimes as the rest they backup. The US is finished IMO…the corruption is so in-your-face I have a difficult time ever to believe anyone. To pick a sour grape from a dying vine won’t give good wine.

          mime
          /mīm/
          noun
          1.
          the theatrical technique of suggesting action, character, or emotion without words, using only gesture, expression, and movement.
          2.
          (in ancient Greece and Rome) a simple farcical drama including mimicry.
          synonyms: dumb show, pantomime, mummery
          “he performed a brief mime of someone fencing”
          verb
          1.
          use gesture and movement without words in the acting of (a play or role)

          Comment by Sparrow | May 20, 2019 | Reply


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