WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump defended the late Joseph Stalin during a Saturday morning on-air phone call to Fox & Friends Weekend, saying the former Soviet dictator was right to erect a wall around Allied-controlled West Berlin following the collapse of Germany at the end of World War II.
“We should never have even been in Germany to begin with,” President Trump argued in a heated exchange with Fox & Friends co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy. “You had Teddy Roosevelt who of course was a democrat and terrible with money. He cost this country billions of dollars,” the president charged before adding, “We were the laughing-stock of the world.”
An unabashed supporter of Russian –and now Soviet– foreign policy, President Trump applauded Stalin’s role in the planning and construction of the Berlin Wall, saying the communist dictator was “the only one brave enough” to stand up to the United States. “Of course you had Adolf Hitler -and there are some who say he may have been a bad hombre- but quite frankly he was a very effective leader,” President Trump argued. “But, Rachel, I will tell you I have always disagreed with his practice of illegally crossing borders. I disagree with that and I should disagree with it.”
Mr. Trump then went on to attack former president Bill Clinton who he said was responsible for the fall of the Berlin Wall. “He went over there – and you remember because Hillary went on record during the debates claiming she came under sniper fire – but Bill and Hillary went to Germany -which they had no right to do- and demanded they tear down that wall. Ten or maybe twelve years later we have 9/11 and something like three thousand dead Americans. It’s a disgrace.”
President Trump has been working tirelessly around the clock -even skipping Christmas and New Years- to drum up support for a much-needed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The nearly 2,000-mile-long border separating the United States from its Mexican neighbor is currently guarded by a handful of Border Patrol agents who, with very little funding, have managed to fend off hordes of crazed illegal immigrants. But, as President Trump pointed out on Saturday, “They can only do so much.”