'She’s as fake as her hair': Jen Psaki trolled as she slams Donald Trump for calling Putin a ‘genius’
'She’s as fake as her hair,' a user tweeted after Jen Psaki trolled former US President
Jen Psaki has been trolled online after she criticized former President Donald Trump for calling Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion plan of Ukraine “genius” and hitting at President Joe Biden by saying he “has no concept of what he's doing”. “As a matter of policy, we try not to take advice from anyone who praises President Putin and his military strategy, which I believe is what happened there,” Psaki said during Tuesday, February 22, briefing when asked for her comments after Trump’s interview with conservative host Buck Sexton earlier in the day.
The White House press secretary also brought up the comments Trump made while having dinner with other world leaders at the G7 summit in Canada in 2018. At the time, the Republican leader had reportedly said Crimea was Russia because everyone spoke Russian there. He also said that “Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in the world.”
Psaki said, “So there's a bit of a different tactic, a bit of a different approach, and that's probably why President Biden and not his predecessor was able to rally the world and the global community in taking steps against Russia's aggression.”
Many Republicans now reportedly want action taken against Russia after Putin on Monday, February 21, “recognised two breakaway regions held in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian rebels as independent states and ordered troops into the territories”. In a televised speech, the 69-year-old leader said, “I deem it necessary to make a decision that should have been made a long time ago – to immediately recognise the independence and sovereignty of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR).”
So when Psaki was questioned if Trump’s supportive comment towards Putin could result in more issues, she responded: “You know, I think that is up to members of the Republican Party to make the decision, to make the determination.” She went on to say, “There has been a long history, decades of history, which President Biden was a part of when he was chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, of standing up to the efforts of any country to seize the territory of another country, standing up for efforts by the United States to rally global support against inappropriate and illegal actions by another country. There's a long history of that not in a partisan way - in a partisan way,” before adding, “And certainly that choice is up to Republicans to ... determine.”
Psaki’s remarks came after on Tuesday Trump told Sexton: “I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, ‘This is genius,’ Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine - of Ukraine - Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that's wonderful.” He continued, “I said, ‘How smart is that?’ And he's gonna go in and be a peacekeeper. That's the strongest peace force… We could use that on our southern border. That’s the strongest peace force I've ever seen. There were more army tanks than I’ve ever seen. They’re gonna keep peace all right.”
The former commander-in-chief added: “No, but think of it. Here’s a guy who’s very savvy. I know him very well. Very, very, very well. Had I been in office, not even thinkable, this never would have happened. But here’s a guy that says, you know, ‘I'm gonna declare a big portion of Ukraine independent,’ he used the word 'independent' and 'we’re gonna go out and we’re gonna go in and we’re gonna help keep peace.' You gotta say that’s pretty savvy. And you know what the response was from Biden? There was no response. They didn’t have one for that. No, it’s very sad. Very sad,” before claiming Biden is “a man who has no concept of what he's doing.”
Earlier, Trump accused Biden of letting Russia become “very very rich”. He said, “If properly handled, there was absolutely no reason that the situation currently happening in Ukraine should have happened at all. I know Vladimir Putin very well, and he would have never done during the Trump Administration what he is doing now, no way!”
He claimed: “The weak sanctions are insignificant relative to taking over a country and a massive piece of strategically located land. Now it has begun, oil prices are going higher and higher, and Putin is not only getting what he always wanted, but getting, because of the oil and gas surge, richer and richer.”
Meanwhile, people did not like Psaki taking a dig at Trump as a user targeted her by tweeting, “she’s as fake as her hair.” Another user said, “even at the height of democrats staggering failure with the Biden administration, they just keep the turds rolling out their mouths; that's just the truth, Putin played the democrats like the fools they are.” “Well @PressSec it IS brilliant because Putin made your boss and you all look like inept fools and has played you this whole time. And YOU gave HIM a pipeline & power,” the third user added.
she’s as fake as her hair— Barb Anderson (@BarbAnd49536936) February 23, 2022
even at the height of democrats staggering failure with the Biden administration, they just keep the turds rolling out their mouths; that's just the truth, Putin played the democrats like the fools they are— leah (@leah181904861) February 23, 2022
Well @PressSec it IS brilliant because Putin made your boss and you all look like inept fools and has played you this whole time. And YOU gave HIM a pipeline & power.— ORHRT (@ORHRT1) February 23, 2022
Psaki hits back at Trump calling Putin Ukraine invasion plan 'GENIUS' https://t.co/UTtk1jmXbl via @MailOnline