After months of saying there was no evidence that it was the Russians who hacked the 2016 election, Donald Trump has changed his tune.
Ever since it was discovered that the Russians were interfering in the 2016 election, Donald Trump has made statement after statement that it’s just a ploy by Democrats. During the first debate with Hillary Clinton. he said, “It could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.” He characterized the CIA assessment that Russian interfered into the election as “ridiculous” and branded it “another excuse” by Democrats to explain the loss of the election.
But now that it has been made abundantly clear that the Russian intrusion into our election is an undeniable fact, Trump has changed his tune. And of course, he’s blaming Obama.
Trump spends a lot of time on Twitter bleating about how unfairly he’s been treated and attacking anyone who differs with him. The thing he isn’t doing is addressing the problem of a hostile foreign power interfering in our election. In fact, he has been busy trying to get Congress to ease sanctions against that country.
On the one hand, you have Trump finally admitting Russia did indeed interfere in our election. On the other, you have Trump lobbying Congress to turn a blind eye to those actions.
To his tiny, little lizard brain, it doesn’t compute that the two actions are counter to each other. Why would Trump fail to punish the country he finally admits hacked an American election? We are now finding out the extent of that hack was more far-reaching than originally thought.
With all the intel gathered, both Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have not shown any interest in ferreting out exactly what happened. It’s as though it’s a non-issue that should be ignored. That, in and of itself, speaks volumes.
Can you even begin to imagine what the GOP would be doing if Hillary Clinton (or any other Democrat) were president and the same thing had happened? I can guarantee you that she (or he) would be frog marched out of the Oval Office and put in front of a firing squad.
Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin’s plan has worked like a charm. He has sown division in this country not seen since the Civil War.
Get used to the term “useful idiot.” It’s a Russian term for uniformed individuals who are used by Russia to spread propaganda. We now have one sitting in the Oval Office.
Such is the world we currently inhabit.
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