By Supporting Donald Trump, Russian Jews Are Betraying Their Beliefs by Karol Markowicz (Forward)
In March 2012, less than a year before his reelection, Barack Obama was caught on a hot mic assuring Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that he just needed some space and time to comply with Russia’s requests to scale back missile defense. Obama said that after the election, he would “have more flexibility.” Medvedev responded that he would “transmit this information to Vladimir,” launching a million Internet memes.
Breitbart ran the story with the headline “Obama to Putin: I’ll Surrender America After Re-election.” Republicans pushed back hard. Senator Jeff Sessions accused the Russians of using Obama to make deals in their favor. “He wasn’t consulting with the American people,” Sessions was quoted as saying. “[He] wasn’t telling us or the Congress what he planned to do, but he was apparently willing to discuss it with the Russian leaders.”