Thank goodness Brit Hume is still reading that awful rag The Washington Post and paying close attention.
Thanks to him, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s testimony has been shredded into a million little pieces.
Hume was reading through The Post’s piece on Vindman’s testimony and the man’s reasons for comimg forward.
Turns out Vindman, an unelected official, was “deeply troubled” that President Donald Trump might be “subverting” U.S. foreign policy.
Now, on the surface, we wouldn’t expect those who are left-leaning to have any concern with that comment — if anything, they’d likely cheer on Vindman as a “patriot.”
However, those of us who have more than ankle-deep knowledge of politics and understand how our government operates realize that the comment is a game-changer.
Brit Hume knows — which is why he wrote on Twitter, “There is a huge fallacy in this. Anyone know what it is?”
This from the article: “he was deeply troubled by what he interpreted as an attempt by the president to subvert U.S. foreign policy…” There is a huge fallacy in this. Anyone know what it is? https://t.co/L1Jfgck6G2
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 2, 2019
The fallacy of Vindman’s concern is that President Trump, as the head of the executive branch of government, is the person who sets U.S. foreign policy.
That’s the job of the United States president — to set foreign policy — so how on earth could he be subverting his own agenda?
Spoiler alert: He can’t.
Unless, of course, Vindman was not talking about Trump’s agenda, but instead was referring to the agenda of the deep state, a group that is likely furious their “foreign policy” is being subverted.
This gotcha moment, which The Blaze pointed out as well, shows Vindman is nothing more than a deep state stooge, in my opinion.
Twitter users were quick to chime in and comment on Hume’s important find.
“Can I have the President decides U.S. Foreign Policy for #100, Alex?” someone wrote.
Can I have the President decides US Foreign Policy for #100 Alex?
— Garry (@OnalaskaGarry) November 2, 2019
“A president doesn’t subvert his own policy, he sets it and the doofus was supposed to carry it out!” said another.
A President doesn't subvert his own policy, he sets it and the doofus was supposed to carry it out!
— Mikewhitten (@Mikewhitten16) November 2, 2019
“President Vindman’s Ukraine policy was subverted by some elected guy in the Oval Office?” another person wrote on Twitter.
✋President Vindman's Ukraine policy was subverted by some elected guy in the Oval Office"?
— Irex (@Irex64181849) November 2, 2019
“POTUS determines said foreign policy, not lt. colonels,” said still someone else.
POTUS determines said foreign policy, not Lt. Colonels.
— Ken Krueger (@KenKrueger7) November 2, 2019
And there were still more comments.
Among them: “Trump ‘is’ America’s foreign policy.”
Trump 'is' America's foreign policy.
— Loren (@LorenTrainor) November 2, 2019
“The fallacy is that the president sets U.S. foreign policy. He can’t subvert it. It’s not possible.”
The fallacy is that the President sets US Foreign Policy, he can't subvert it. It's not possible.
— Dirk Willden (@DirkDaknife) November 2, 2019
“How can the president subvert his own policy? If POTUS sets it, then only a different person could subvert it.”
How can the President subvert his own policy? If POTUS sets it then only a different person could subvert it.
— Pamela (@pamelakarnbach) November 2, 2019
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A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.
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