Fighting The Media Hysteria: Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard Praises Trump

Posted on Fri 07/14/2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

This anti-Trump hysteria has got to stop. It’s insane and dangerous.  Former Prime Minister John Howard praises Donald Trump, while noted lawyer Alan Dershowitz mocks ludicrous claims of “treason”  and CNN gets owned. Time for the fightback.

Former Prime Minister John Howard says we can trust Donald Trump, who has shown leadership where Barack Obama showed weakness, particularly on Syria but also on North Korea.

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard

Howard also dismissed the wildly overheated critiques of Trump by the ABC’s Chris Uhlmann and the Australian’s Paul Kelly, both apparently well briefed by Malcolm Turnbull:

Howard defended the US President against recent criticisms, including widespread condemnation by international commentators for the United States’ failure to achieve united international condemnation of North Korea at the weekend’s meeting of the G20 nations.

“The G20 is overwhelmingly an economic gathering,” he said.

And Howard said Trump had passed the strongest test of his mettle as president – military intervention in Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons.

He also played down “back channels” with Russia – the subject of an investigation into the President’s office – as having existed for decades and averting the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.

And Howard, who famously refused to sign Australia up to the Kyoto Protocol, also defended Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords.

“I have increasingly become more of a sceptic on climate change,” Howard said. “He did what he was always going to do.”

Most media reports noted Howard’s concerns about Trump’s policies on trade but all but ignored his praise on security issues – and his damnation of Obama.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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