David Gregory spent a good portion of his Thursday morning CNN hit praising President Trump’s “sophisticated” handling of Russia in recent days.
“If you look at Russia, you know he’s actually doing some pretty sophisticated things here,” the former NBC News anchor stated. “Maybe embracing NATO is not something that Vladimir Putin is going to like, you know, so he’s taking steps to ramp up the pressure on Russia in a way that we didn’t think he was willing to do.”
“And aligning with China,” host Alisyn Camerota agreed. “That’s strategically smart.”
Chris Cuomo sought to dampen the praise, arguing, “He just sent 59 Tomahawk missiles in to Syria, and we’re not sure why.”
Still, Gregory pushed back, “Well you say we’re not sure why, but he sent a strong political statement.”