This is exactly the kind of video that lefties will cry “fascism!!” about and the rest of us will just point and laugh over.
Watch as MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell gets tossed out while trying to get Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to answer a not-terribly-inspired question:
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) March 7, 2017
Her first question was directed to the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, saying, “Mister Minister are you sure the Trump administration will be strong against Vladimir Putin?”
Her second question was, “Can you assure us that Russia will not be able to move any further into Ukraine?” which is a much better inquiry than the first.
It looks like he answered the questions later to the press:
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has assured him that Washington will continue to support Kyiv in its standoff with Russia.
Klimkin made the comments outside the State Department on March 7 following a meeting with Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO who now serves as President Donald Trump’s top diplomat.
The meeting came amid ongoing concerns in Ukraine and among its supporters in the West that Trump could soften the U.S. line on Russia given his stated desire to repair relations with Moscow.
His young administration, however, has so far publicly supported the continuation of sanctions imposed on Russia in response to its 2014 seizure of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and its support for separatists in the country’s east.
“[Tillerson] assured me that the United States would consistently continue to support Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression, that Ukraine is a key partner of the U.S. in the region, that the U.S. would also consistently support Ukraine on its path of reforms,” Klimkin told reporters.
And that is actually reassuring since General Mattis has also appeared to put up a hardline against Russian aggression. Apparently none of Trump’s supporters care that he misled them on this, but that makes me happy, as I think Putin is a threat, and not a great friend of the West.