“He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election," said Trump about talking with Vladimir Putin today, adding, "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 really believe that when he tells me that, he means it."
Ohhh, okay, I get it. So THIS is what Rex Tillerson meant when he called Trump a "f*ing moron"!! What I'm wondering though is if the Secretary of State also said, "...and a danger." And no, that's not meant hyperbolically.. I say that because ---
This is a question I now hope someone will ask Trump at a press conference, or at the very least ask the Press Secretary. If the heads of all four U.S. intelligence agencies (and we have four, by the way not the three he mistakenly said today when ridiculing them -- those four are the FBI, CIA, NSA and Office of the Director of National Intelligence), if those four heads ran into Trump's office to say, "Sir, Russia has launched nuclear missiles at us. We have 15 minutes to respond!!" And Trump called Putin to check, who answered, "Oh, noooo, I didn't. I absolutely did not send nuclear missiles at the United States." Who would Trump believe???
Trump's comments today, almost more blunt than what he's repeatedly said for the past year, trusting a life-long KGB agent who sees the U.S. as his enemy -- over four U.S. intelligence service, is almost mind-numbing in its dangerous idiocy. And the only thing that keeps it from being utterly incomprehensible and which brings a thin sense of comfort is that it seems to be pretty clearly an admission of guilt. Because I can't fathom any other explanation.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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