One of the most refreshing aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency is that he doesn’t take guff from anyone, regardless of what side of the political spectrum they identify with. However, the “take no prisoners” guts and grit attitude doesn’t stop with him.
Many people in his administration have that same kind of unapologetic, brutally honest, unashamed to be an American demeanor, including State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.
Nauret recently gave a press conference where she was asked by a reporter whether or not she should apologize on behalf of the U.S. government for the Iraq War.
She pretty much devours the man whole:
via Fox News Insider:
The reporter mentioned how White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders previously said the U.S. “doesn’t get to dictate how other countries operate” in response to a question about the legitimacy of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reelection, and how President Donald Trump congratulated Putin on the victory nonetheless.
The reporter asked whether effecting “regime change” in Iraq by deposing dictator Saddam Hussein could be construed as “dictating how other countries operate” – in the words of Sanders.
“Should the U.S. apologize for… meddling in elections in multiple countries?” the man asked, noting that 2018 is the 15th anniversary of the Iraq War.
An incredulous Nauert responded, “you’re asking me about the entire history of the United States? Should we apologize for our government all around the world?”
Nauert said the U.S. does “far more good” than otherwise.
The reporter countered by telling Nauert that most Americans now oppose the Iraq War, and asked again whether the Trump administration should apologize for “things that were put out by the podium – people who are in this administration who fabricated information to start the Iraq War.”
Nauert said the reporter was attempting to be “snarky” and judgmental through hindsight.
She went on to say that thanks to the actions of the United States, Iraq enjoys democratic elections and that the presence of the U.S. military in the country is by invitation of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
For whatever reason, liberals seem to be weighed down with this awful burden of guilt, especially when it comes to being an American, which is just plain silliness.
Much of this attitude has existed for decades, but it became popular to be ashamed of the U.S. when Obama made his apology tour and embarrassed our nation on the world stage. Many countries lost respect for us during those days.
It’s always nice to see a leftist who clearly is wrongfully ashamed of their country put back in their place.