At press gaggle aboard Air Force One, Trump marked Veterans Day by claiming that he believes Putin when he tells him that Russia didn’t interfere in the election, and saying that Russia tried to undermine US democracy is an insult to Putin.
Here is the transcript from the White House pool report as provided to PoliticusUSA:
Q: When did you bring up the issue of election meddling? Did you ask him a question?
A: Every time he sees me he says I didn’t do that and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it. But he says I didn’t do that. I think he is very insulted by it, if you want to know the truth. Don’t forget. All he said was he never did that, he didn’t do that. I think he is very insulted by it, which is not a good thing for our country. Because again, again, if we had a relationship with Russia, North Korea, which is our single biggest problem right now—North Korea, it would be helped a lot. I think I’m doing very well with respect to China. They have cut off financing, they have cut off bank lines, they’ve cut off lots of oil and lots of other things, lots of trade and it’s having a big impact. But Russia, on the other hand, may be making up the difference. And if they are, that’s not a good thing. So having a relationship with Russia would be a great thing—not a good thing, it would be a great thing—especially as it relates to North Korea. And I’ll say this: Hillary had her stupid reset button that she spelled the word wrong, but she does not have what it takes to have that kind of relationship where you could call or you could do something and they would pull back from North Korea, or they would pull back from Syria, or maybe pull back from Ukraine. I mean, if we could solve the Ukraine problem. But this is really an artificial barrier that’s put in front of us for solving problems with Russia. He says that very strongly, he really seems to be insulted by it and he says he didn’t do it.
Trump honored US veterans on Veterans Day by telling them that hostile foreign power never attacked their country and tried to undermine the democracy that they fought and sacrificed for. Trump can’t pretend to be a patriot even on Veterans Day.
The President is suggesting that America stop insulting Putin by trying to uncover the truth about what happened during the 2016 election. Trump is either the biggest moron to occupy the White House, or the biggest traitor to ever occupy the White House. There is a strong possibility that the answer is both. Donald Trump is a moron traitor who is making it obvious that he is owned by Putin and Russia
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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