Tuesday was a terrible day for Donald Trump, and Rachel Maddow made it worse by catching him in another lie that confirms he’s a Russian puppet.
First, the MSNBC host slammed the president for meeting with a top Russian official on the same day the House unveiled impeachment articles against him.
Then, to make matters worse, Maddow busted the White House for lying when they claimed Trump stood up to Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov during the meeting.
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) December 11, 2019
The White House put out their official readout of this meeting today: Today President Donald J. Trump met with foreign minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia. The readout says, “President Trump warned against any Russian attempts to interfere in United States election. Oh, really, do you believe that President Trump in his meeting with the Russian foreign minister today sternly warned him against any Russian attempts to interfere in U.S. elections? You think President Trump actually did that, actually issued that warning to Russia? Well, the foreign minister, Mr. Lavrov, was asked about that by reporters after his meeting with President Trump, and regardless of whatever was in that White House readout, Lavrov immediately shut that down. … Oh, elections? Did Trump say he warned me that Russia shouldn’t interfere in the elections? That is adorable that he told you he said that. No, he did not say anything of the kind. What was the quote? Well you know we haven’t even actually discussed elections. We didn’t even talk about that topic. That’s cute, though, that that’s what he told you we talked about.
The White House has no credibility, especially on Russia-related matters
After three years of spewing Russian talking points and denying – to this day – that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 elections, nobody actually believes that Donald Trump stood up to Russia’s foreign minister on Tuesday.
If anything, the rhetoric Trump and his GOP defenders in Congress have been using to fight the impeachment process has given the green light to Russia to go ahead and interfere again in future elections.
Donald Trump has shown us time and again that he’s a Russian puppet. No number of sham White House readouts will change that.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.