Valerie Jarrett: Obama Doesn't Regret Mocking Romney's Russia Comments in 2012
One of Obama's most trusted aides during his presidency, fellow Chicagoan Valerie Jarrett, says that Obama does not regret making fun of Mitt Romney during the 2012 campaign over his belief that Russia would be our number one adversary. Jarrett made the comments in response to a question from Meghan McCain on "The View."
The conversation arose after co-host Meghan McCain told Jarrett that she had watched the The Final Year, a documentary on Obama's foreign policy during his last year in the White House, and thought it was fascinating. McCain said she specifically found the divisions between Obama's deputy national security advisor for strategic communications, Ben Rhodes, and his United Nations ambassador, Samantha Power, on the topics of Syria and Russia compelling.
McCain then turned to a 2012 presidential debate during which Obama ridiculed Romney, then the Republican nominee, for his prior comment calling Russia the "number one geopolitical threat facing America," as Obama described it.
"The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back," Obama said at the time.
How stupid does Obama look now? He even looked pretty dumb back then considering that Putin was systematically murdering opposition politicians, unfriendly reporters, and human rights activists.