During the Cold War it would have been a safe pick to label the leader of Russia “the most powerful man in the world.” But would that be accurate today? CNN’s Fareed Zakaria thinks so.

Russia hasn’t been a formidable force in decades since they collapsed after the Cold War. In fact, in the 2012 Presidential election, Barack Obama mocked Mitt Romney for referring to Russia as the world’s greatest “geopolitical threat.”

Sincereley Right:

Now suddenly, Obama and the media are changing their tune about Russia? Why? Think about it. It’s the only way to make President Trump look bad. Tie him to Russia.

The fake news and hyperbolic talk about Russia are not going to stop folks. Just remember that Obama never thought they were a threat until President Trump resonated with a nation.