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Ann Coulter: Putin making a ‘monkey’ out of Obama [VIDEO]

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter suggested Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin orchestrated the chemical weapons attacks in Syria to “make Obama look like a monkey.”

Coulter, author of the forthcoming book “Never Trust a Liberal over 3 — Especially a Republican,” told Fox News host Sean Hannity that it’s “not looking good for Obama.”

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“[T]hese Democrats think being president is a Hollywood movie,” she said. “If they just come out and say it is in America’s national security interest, Americans will all swoon like they do in ‘The West Wing’ when Aaron Sorkin is writing it.”

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“But it’s not that way in real life, Americans have a vague grasp of what our national security is which is why they supported the war in Iraq and they do not support this nonsense,” she continued. “I tweeted out as Putin in particular. No, he is making a monkey of Obama. I just tweeted out a very interesting article from the tablet suggesting that this whole thing was set up by Putin to make Obama look like a monkey. I mean, he controls Assad. Assad is his puppet.”

 

 

Coulter laid out the possibility that Putin was ultimately calling the shots.

“Obama issues a red line ultimatum thinking, well, of course, Assad is never going to use chemical weapons,” she said. “Why would he? This is just my way of announcing we are not interested in the Syrian civil war. So Putin puts pressure on Assad or simply places a phone call and says, Hey, why don’t you use some chemical weapons. Then the ultimatum has been met.”

“And now you have Kerry doing the same thing, thinking he’s setting up a situation, an ultimatum that would never come to pass,” Coulter added. “Why not just turn over their chemical weapons and Putin and Assad leap forward and say, ‘OK, we’ll do that and now they are stuck with that?’”

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