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Is America morally superior to Russia?

President Donald Trump defended Russian president Vladimir Putin's murderous history by saying America is "not so innocent" either. Trump's supporters say Trump is being Trump—he's saying what everyone is thinking. American policy has not been completely clean and the U.S. should acknowledge that. The overwhelming reaction to his statement has been an unequivocal 'yes, America is morally superior.' What do you think?🇷🇺

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Trump's supporters, and even some of his critics, think he has a point on U.S. foreign policy. The truth is America has supported dictators and has not been morally consistent. And on many occasions, America has made the situation worse—leading to many civilian deaths.

The core of Trump's message—that the U.S. is not innocent and so shouldn't conduct its foreign affairs as if it were—is a solid one, even if the vessel is deeply flawed. On Twitter, Jeremy Scahill said the takeaway from Trump was "not that he is wrong about US engaging in mass killing. It is that he likes it and views it as acceptable, preferable." Trump's comments, in the clips made available, were not specifically about mass killings—O'Reilly did not explain which killings for which Putin was responsible he was referring to, although later on in the exchange, after O'Reilly told Trump he didn't know of any government leaders in the U.S. who were killers, Trump brought up the "mistake" of the war in Iraq. "Mistakes are different," O'Reilly replied. Trump retorted: "OK, but a lot of people were killed, so, a lot of killer around, believe me."
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In an interview with CNN, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plainly stated that America is morally superior to Russia.

"I don't think there's any equivalency between the way that the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does," McConnell said.The senator added that while he hoped not to "critique the president's every utterance," he found significant differences between the two nations. "I do think America is exceptional. America is different," McConnell said. "We don't operate in any way the way the Russians do. I think there's a clear distinction here that all Americans understand, and no, I would not have characterized it that way."
In a statement, Paul Ryan came out against Russia. At a town hall in early 2017, Ryan made his position on Russia clear.
"Let me put it this way, the Russians are up to no good, we all know that," Ryan said, responding to a question about Russia's election meddling. "We've got to make sure going forward that we do everything we can on cyber, on all of the other things to make sure that they can't do this again."

Governor John Kasich said on Twitter:

America has been a beacon of light and freedom. There is no equivalence with the brutal regime of Vladimir Putin.
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Is America morally superior to Russia?
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