Marco Rubio and John McCain Clash With Trump On Twitter

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Marco Rubio and John McCain clash with Trump on Twitter in the wake of his Twitter Tantrum regarding his recent meeting with Vladimir Putin.

As CNET reports: “Perhaps the most important modern-day problem — for individuals, corporations and governments — is cybersecurity,” and “Perhaps the most important modern-day presidential Twitter account actively addressed it on Sunday morning.”

“Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded,” Trump tweeted.

Fellow Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was quick to offer a three tweet rebuttal.

“While reality & pragmatism requires that we engage Vladimir Putin, he will never be a trusted ally or a reliable constructive partner,” Rubio began.

Continuing, he tweeted: “Partnering with Putin on a ‘Cyber Security Unit’ is akin to partnering with Assad on a ‘Chemical Weapons Unit.'”

Last, but not least, he finished with this zinger: “We have no quarrel with Russia or the Russian people. Problem is with Putin & his oppression, war crimes & interference in our elections.”

And Rubio is not alone. Senator Lindsey Graham of North Carolina tweeted a video clip of him discussing his response Trump’s call to work with Russia, saying it’s not the dumbest idea “but it’s pretty close.”

Interviewed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” by Chuck Todd, the Republican veteran added, “When it comes to Russia, he’s got a blind spot.”

Graham also re-tweeted a link to an article by The Hill providing highlights from that Sunday morning interview with Chuck Todd.

“When it comes to Russia I am dumbfounded, I am disappointed, and at the end of the day he’s hurting his presidency by not embracing the fact that Putin is a bad guy,” Graham said, adding: “He is literally the only person I know of who doesn’t believe Russia attacked our election in 2016.”

Republican powerhouse John McCain of Arizona re-tweeted a link to a Sunday morning interview by CBS News program “Face the Nation.”

Asked whether he thought Russia was really likely to provide any help in combating election interference, McCain responded: “I am sure that Vladimir Putin could be of enormous assistance to that effort, since he’s doing the hacking.”

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