….this does not seem like someone who has "more flexibility"…
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 28, 2014
President Obama on Friday afternoon gave a brief statement on the events unfolding in Crimea, expressing deep concern and warning that “there will be costs to any military intervention in Ukraine.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper recalls Obama’s hot mic moment with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev during the 2012 campaign season, when Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with Russia after he was elected to a second term.
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) February 28, 2014
The president’s statement this afternoon has certainly been transmitted to Vladimir, but how will his words translate? Does this seem like someone with “more flexibility?”
— Moe Lane (@moelane) February 28, 2014
Putin seems flexible enough “@jaketapper: ….this does not seem like someone who has "more flexibility"…”
— Erick Brockway (@erickbrockway) February 28, 2014
@jaketapper Maybe the "flexibility" referred to the "planned reduction of our military strength"
— Michael Dahmke (@michaeldahmke) February 28, 2014
I think Obama stumbled over his words 3 yrs ago. He meant to say once he's reelected, PUTIN would have more flexibility…..
— Dread Pirate Cates (@drawandstrike) February 28, 2014