Skip to comments.Former vice president Cheney challenges Pence at private retreat...(leaked transcript)
Posted on 03/12/2019 1:03:13 AM PDT by blueplum
Full Title: Former vice president Cheney challenges Pence at private retreat, compares Trumps foreign policy to Obamas approach
A chummy discussion between Vice President Pence and former vice president Richard B. Cheney quickly turned into a vigorous back-and-forth over President Trumps foreign policy at a private gathering Saturday, with Cheney comparing the presidents instincts to those of his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, according to a transcript obtained by The Washington Post.
Cheneys questions for Pence which prompted Pence to joke about the lack of softball topics provide a revealing glimpse into the churning and often strained debates inside the Republican Party, where longtime hawks such as Cheney have increasingly balked at Trumps engagement with autocrats and his noninterventionist approach to U.S. military efforts in the Middle East.
The discussion also underscored Pences comfort in acting as Trumps unwavering ally and spokesman before a crowd of powerful Republican skeptics and donors, with the vice president shrugging off most of Cheneys anxieties and praising Trump as a candid and transformational leader.
But the cracks between the more isolationist Trump wing and more hawkish Cheney wing of the Republican Party were on full display, unfolding in a conversation that was designed as a vice-presidential chat but became an almost academic exercise as Cheney peppered Pence with questions and Pence responded carefully but forcefully.
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Looks to me like Cheney did Pence and the administration a solid. He asked Pence directly all the stuff the ankle biters mumble about.
At the same time it showed Pence as an unwavering supporter of the POTUS.
Cheney and Pence.
One of them helped get the United States into a ruinous war in Iraq.
One of them advocated policies that destabilized the Middle East.
One of them thinks Trump’s “America first” policy is wrong.
One of them should just shut up and go away.
Funny how these club Rinos get easily offended about their image because of Teump, but when that Omar excrement spews her islamic puss, it is all crickets regarding congressional image, morale and self respect...
Cheney is a dog of foreign sponsored islamic religions
Given the history of our foreign policy in this century, Cheney should find himself a dark hole far away to slink into and hide his face.
Cheney was despised by the left during his term in office....he was ruthlessly attacked by the usual suspects. He should know better than to attack President Trump. A big disappointment.
If Cheney doesn’t like what President Trump is doing then Trump is probably doing the right things.
Dick Cheney was nothing more than a Sunni Muslim tool in the U.S. government. He was one of the biggest reasons why Jeb Bush was less popular than a child molester among Republican primary voters in 2016.
Cheney thought, as he steadily sinks from the national stage, that he could rise to his glory days and play King of the Hill. My has he stumbled from his glory days when he was my hero! Now he’s a pitiful display of ego without a pot to piss in.
Yes, the RINO-owners are very critical of President Trump. Trump doesn't work for them, but for us.
(Shame he has to be nice to them because Trump needs RINO votes in Congress.)
Agree. What a tragedy.
Mike is not like a dick.
Did a miss a capital letter?
President Trump wouldn't even return a phone call from that @sshole.
P.S. — Mike Pence is a “neo-con” globalist just like Cheney.
Warmonger Cheney pushed for the crazy Iraq war that killed 6000 of our best young men and women, maimed and psychologically damaged thousands more, ruined the country of Iraq, and cost us, according to a Brown University study, nearly six TRILLION dollars. He’s a real genius, this holder of five draft deferments (marriage and school) who said the in retrospect, “Vietnam just wasn’t on my agenda”. Well, it WAS for 58,000 of your fellow Americans, you meddlesome warmonger creep.
It sounds like hearsay on hearsay and as such I put very little credence in the tone which the writer seeks to inject into the exchange between the vice president and the former vice president, nor do I infer that any of the questions themselves properly exposed Cheney as a severe critic of the administration.
An actual transcript might be dispositive, right now all we have is the administration hating Washington Post reporting thirdhand between a vice president whom they hate and a former vice president whom they really hate concerning the policies of the president whom they really, really hate.
Good call out. From the article, “The transcript was provided by a person familiar with the meeting who was not authorized to share material from the event. All attendees had agreed to keep the discussions off the record, the person said.”
Trump must have cut off the money stream to the Rinos and the well is running low.
He should have kept his head down. A deep inspection of his role in US foreign policy would necessarily result in lots of people calling for a rope.
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