Americans are being sold another lie about President Donald Trump. But at the same time, by lying about something he didn’t do, Democrats and their allied propaganda media are also misinforming the public about how administrations function when it comes to foreign policy.
As you likely know, Democrats voted last week to formalize “impeachment inquiry” proceedings that they are holding in secret. The inquiry, we’ve been told, is the result of a “whistleblower” who claims that the president demanded an inappropriate “quid pro quo” in a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The whistleblower is a CIA officer — a Democrat who worked for former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan, a noted Trump hater.
Nevertheless, because the media hates Trump as well, they are reporting the story as though the whistleblower’s “quid pro quo” claim is legitimate — even after the White House published a transcript of the president’s call with Zelensky which does not show that Trump threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine if the government didn’t give him dirt on Biden. (Related: “Ukraine” whistleblower suddenly not going to testify before Adam Schiff’s secret committee — so what’s the “impeachment inquiry” really for?)
There are so many problems with the way the mainstream media is reporting this.
First and foremost, Trump never threatened the Ukrainian president, as the transcript proves.
Second, it was Biden, as vice president, who admitted he engaged in a quid pro quo when he threatened to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees from a previous Ukrainian president unless he fired a prosecutor who was probing corruption allegations involving a company paying Hunter Biden, the VP’s son, some $83,000 a month.
Third, and most important, perhaps, is this: Foreign policy is nothing if it’s not a series of quid pro quo arrangements.
The United States is a very rich, very powerful country, and we provide a lot of money to foreign governments for a variety of purposes. But mostly, we give it in exchange for something. We don’t just hand out money for the heck of it.
Administrations since the founding of our country have done this — but suddenly, because it’s President Trump and the Swamp wants to get rid of him any way it can, such ‘quid pro quo’ arrangements are wrong.
As noted by Human Events:
Horse trading is the oxygen of politics; it is how politicians are persuaded to care about things that otherwise would not make their radar. Not only does it happen all the time, but it is a core feature of our political system; representative government relies on this kind of political trading to ensure a plurality of interests and needs are satisfied.
Not only do such arrangements happen between the U.S. and other governments, but lawmakers make quid pro quo agreements all the time as well. ‘I’ll sponsor your bill if you sponsor mine.’ Etc.
However, the media and Democrats are gaslighting the country by claiming that a) Trump engaged in a quid pro quo with Ukraine (when he clearly didn’t) and b) such arrangements are improper.
Democrats and their pathetic media allies are certainly damaging President Trump, but more than anything else, they are damaging his ability to interact with other countries, to conduct foreign policy, and protect and defend U.S. national interests.
They are also injuring the Constitution by doing irreversible damage to a president’s Article II authorities.
And they don’t have a right to do that.
“This is not corruption. It’s the warp and woof of a democratic political system,” Human Events noted. “But in routinely branding President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine as potential “corruption,”and pointing to the exchange of unrelated asks as proof of that corruption, our friends in the fourth estate are acting in willful ignorance and bad faith.”