“I think American voters who are focused on our international standing have to be extraordinarily dismayed,” the propagandist Rice said. “Poll after poll shows that our allies don’t trust us, that our confidence and approval of the people is in the gutter. And, yet, more importantly, we are not seeing out of the president the leadership that we need to keep us safe.” Fact check: all false.
Rice went on to hammer the Democrat talking point that Trump’s purported mishandling of the coronavirus was a national security failure — also false.
“It’s been a while since we’ve had traditionalist old school conceptions of national security,” said Rice. “Certainly, in the Obama administration, we understood the threat of pandemic disease to be a very serious national security threat. We learned that through the HINI, before Ebola. They had dealt with a major flu global pandemic and, you know, issues like disease, like climate change like proliferation, these challenges that don’t respect borders, that may not come in the form of a barrel of a gun pointed at us by a hostile adversary, they’re still national security threats. And one of the big problems with President Trump is he has refused to understand the world that we live in, the nature of the threats we face and done nothing, absolutely nothing when it comes to defending us.” Fact check: false.