Trump was asked to confront Putin on attacking the 2016 election, and the result was a total meltdown where he started spinning conspiracy theories and claimed that there was no reason for Russia to attack the US.
Trump was asked, “Just now president Putin denied having anything to do with the election interference in 2016. Every U.S. Intelligence agency concluded Russia did. Who, my first question for you is who do you believe? My second question is would you now with the whole world watching tell president Putin, would you denounce what happened in 2016 and would you warn him to never do it again?”
Trump’s answer was to fall apart:
Let me just say we have two thoughts. You have groups that are wondering why the FBI the server. Why haven’t they taken the server? Why was the FBI told to leave the office of the Democratic National Committee? I’ve been wondering that. I’ve been asking that for months and months and tweeting it out and calling it out on social media. Where is the server? I want to know where is the server, and what is the server saying? With that being said, all I can do is ask the question, my people came to me, Dan Coats came to me and some others. They said they think it’s Russia. I have president Putin. He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this. I don’t see any reason why it would be, but I really do want to see the server, but I have — I have confidence in both parties. I really believe that this will probably go on for a while, but I don’t think it can go on without finding out what happened to the server.
What happened to the servers of the Pakistani gentleman that worked on the DNC. Where are those servers? They’re missing. Where are they? What happened to Hillary Clinton’s e-mails? 33,000 e-mails gone, just gone. I think in Russia they wouldn’t be gone so easily. I think it’s a disgrace we can’t get Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that president Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today. And what he did is an incredible offer. He offered to have the people working on the case come and work with their investigators, with respect to the 12 people. I think that’s an incredible offer.
Russia’s offer was the same as OJ offering to search for the real killer
Trump was asked about confronting Russia and telling them not to attack our country again, and his answer was to meltdown into full conspiracy theory mode DNC servers and Hillary Clinton’s emails. Trump believes Putin on the attack because he wants to. If Trump admits the attack, then he is not a legitimate president. Russia’s fantastic offer is the same as somebody who burns your house down offering to find the arsonist.
Only an idiot would accept such an offer, but it is telling that when Trump had an opportunity to confront Putin in public, he couldn’t do it.
Trump is the weakest and most corrupted president in American history.
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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