Gingrich: U.S. presidents didn’t “smile and greet” Russians

Posted Apr 20, 2009, 8:25 AM PT by Jed Lewison • First broadcast: Apr 20, 2009

On The Today Show Monday morning, Newt “The Professor” Gingrich said President Obama’s handshake with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez poses a grave threat to our national security. But one of his key claims — that American presidents didn’t “smile and greet” Russian dictators — was laughably false.

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