David Frum spins pro-Trump Zelenskyy ‘rage’ into impeachment revenge, says US owes Ukrainian president

Atlantic writer David Frum appeared on “Morning Joe” Thursday to praise Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s speech to Congress, ridiculously accusing MAGA Republicans of holding a grudge against him because of his role in former President Trump’s failed impeachment.

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Frum went out of his way to assert that Republicans oppose doling out billions for Ukraine’s defense against Russia because… Trump.

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough went on and on slamming MAGA Republicans who object to throwing massive amounts of money at Ukraine instead of handling one crisis after another at home. Not to mention the fact we are teetering on the precipice of financial catastrophe.

Zelenskyy, who showed up in casual attire that Fox News host Tucker Carlson said made him look like the “manager of a strip club,” came looking for billions in funding and the Patriot Missile System. He received both.

Frum claimed that Zelenskyy’s gratitude was meant to counteract “the MAGA right” and the “anti-Ukraine faction in American politics” for opposing the Ukrainian leader while he and his people continue to defy Russia.

Scarborough fawned over Frum’s latest essay on Zelenskyy’s resolve to defeat Russia and how it reflects America’s commitment to freedom and democracy.

“So much in the world depends on you,” Frum wrote for the Atlantic. “Of all the many moving words in President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s speech to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, those eight may have been the most urgent and important.”

“Zelenskyy came to Washington to speak for his nation. He came to Washington to ask for assistance. But above all, he came to Washington to recall Americans to themselves. He came to say, My embattled people believe in you. Embedded in his words of trust was a challenge: If we believe in you, perhaps you can again believe in yourselves?” he added.

“And as the Ukrainians began to win, all the rest of us—all the other intended victims of Putin’s aggression—began to consider that maybe we might not be such losers ourselves. Maybe our ideals were not so out-of-date. Maybe our institutions were not so broken. Maybe the people the Ukrainians needed us to be, maybe those were the people we could be again,” Frum nauseatingly continued.

“Zelenskyy reminded us. He came to say thank you. It’s a little embarrassing to hear that thanks, because what Americans gave, fundamentally, was just money. Zelenskyy’s people have given blood, home, comfort, and security—every precious thing that human beings can sacrifice. The answer we owe Zelenskyy, the answer Zelenskyy should hear from this country, revived by his visit, his cause, and his country’s heroic fight, is: No, no, no—thank you,” he concluded.

In answer to Scarborough, Frum outrageously claimed that Republicans are reluctant to support Ukraine because Zelenskyy is standing up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, just as he did to Trump’s attempt to pressure him into digging up dirt on President Joe Biden.

“One of the symbolic significances of President Zelenskyy is he’s a man who has defied not only Putin but also Donald Trump. That if it was up to Donald Trump, he would have squeezed Zelenskyy, broken him, and used him to corrupt the American political system. That’s what the first Donald Trump impeachment system was about. It was about Trump’s attack on Zelenskyy,” Frum falsely asserted.

“I think a big part of the rage that the pro-Trump forces and the remains of the Trump family expressed toward Zelenskyy on social media everywhere they can is their awareness he stood up to Trump, and he foiled Trump’s scheme. The whole Hunter Biden — that’s the epilogue to the big play, which was to break Zelenskyy and use him as a weapon in American politics. And Zelenskyy refused. He defied Trump, and that was our first indication of Zelenskyy’s courage and leadership. He would not go along with one bully, and then he turned around and led his nation to fight an even more dangerous, more heavily armed and aggressive bully in Vladimir Putin,” he disingenuously claimed.

Many were less than impressed by Frum’s idolatry of Zelenskyy:

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