John King: Obama Said ‘He Could Unite the World’ But Can’t Get it Done on Russia

‘If you’re watching this from Moscow and you’re Vladimir Putin, these things hardly make you shake in your boots, I think’

CNN's John King: Obama Claimed 'He Could Unite The World,' But Can't Get It Done Versus Russia (NewsBusters)

On Monday's New Day, CNN's John King refreshingly spotlighted one of President Obama's key campaign promises from 2008 about foreign policy during a discussion about how to respond to Russia's aggression in Crimea. King wondered if "a President who came to office saying he could unite the world and would have better international diplomacy than George W. Bush – at least on this one, doesn't have any good options."

The anchor was responding to a comment from Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News, who noted how "the White House doesn't really want to give a whole lot of military assistance here, and they don't think that...most of Europe is going to go along with significant sanctions." 

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