Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo claims “some people” have told her that the Biden administration sees Vladimir Putin as “a partner,” not “as the enemy” – and people on social media are fighting mad about that nonsense.
“I was on the phone all weekend with various people about this conflict right now,” she said on Sunday’s “Fox and Friends” when asked about Russia’s attack on Ukraine. “What I took away from all of my phone calls is the strategy of this administration has been underwhelming and not enough.”
Bartiromo went on to say, “It seems that there is a predetermined outcome here in place, and that is a slow death for Ukraine and President Zelenskyy, as the Russian forces continue to inch closer. With all of these other fatalities that we’re talking about…and some people have told me over the weekend that they feel that at the end of the day this administration does not see Putin as the enemy, they see him as a partner on many issues.”
Raising her voice, Bartiromo concluded, “When is this administration going to get serious in telling Vladimir Putin we are done with partnerships?”
Reaction to her claim that the Biden administration is playing nice with Putin was deemed laughable by many on social media, considering the bromance that the former president she supposed, Donald Trump, had with President Putin.
“This is nuts,” David Corn, the DC bureau chief of Mother Jones, tweeted. “Her man Trump sided with Putin over his own intelligence community. And Trump recently praised his moves in Ukraine as ‘genius.’ A question for medical science: How does her head not explode?”
This is nuts. Her man Trump sided with Putin over his own intelligence community. And Trump recently praised his moves in Ukraine as "genius." A question for medical science: How does her head not explode? https://t.co/u3Tuusm1Rv
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) March 13, 2022
And MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle wrote, ” For every female business journalist watching this downward spiral, it’s like believing in Batman all your life & then one day realizing…he’s actually The Joker.”
For every female business journalist watching this downward spiral, it’s like believing in Batman all your life & then one day realizing…he’s actually The Joker. https://t.co/rx3DeY4ugQ
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) March 13, 2022
Here are a handful of others who are calling Bartiromo on the craziness of her comments.
Some people have told me that they feel that Maria Bartiromo is an idiot. https://t.co/bquWRUKjMD
— Steve Metz (@steven_metz) March 13, 2022
Sure. Consider Putin a partner if you want to bomb hospitals, kill children, destroy cities & invade a sovereign country. https://t.co/1gWcxcXoAL
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) March 13, 2022
I feel like Maria jumped the shark a few years ago.
— Katie S. Phang (@KatiePhang) March 13, 2022
Every time you hear "some people say" you should immediately insert the words "what the network told me to say" in their place. The "some people" are always corporate execs.
This is true right, left, and center. @MariaBartiromo https://t.co/nADWFeNvbd
— Brett Pransky (@BrettPransky) March 13, 2022