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Eli Lake

On Russia, Trump Is a Code Pink Republican

The U.S. is not Russia. Could someone please remind the president?
The other "moral equivalency" campaign.
Photographer: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

After watching his interview on Fox News this weekend, it's worth asking whether President Donald Trump is now the leader of the Code Pink Republicans.

This is the term coined by the conservative author and radio host Mark Levin to describe those on the right who valorize Russian President Vladimir Putin. Like Code Pink, the sign-waving hollerers known for disrupting congressional hearings to demonstrate against alleged U.S. aggression, the current president does not appear to believe America is a morally exceptional nation.