The man that it pains us to say is the President of the United States, stood with Russian President Vladimir Putin before the entire world and denounced his own intelligence committee.
The Russian president counters the mountain of evidence with an empty and robotic assertion: “the Russian State has not interfered and will never interfere in internal American affairs.”
Really???? Associated Press reporter — and Daily News alum — Jonathan Lemire gave Trump a choice, flat out: “who do you believe?”
At first, Trump refused to answer the question. He instead attacked Democrats for losing the election and dissembled, weaving together bits of conspiracy theories. Then he got down to brass tacks: He believes Putin. Angering both parties and sending media pools into a frenzy.
Trump said, referring to his director of national intelligence. “Putin says it’s not Russia. I don’t see any reason why it would be” Russia.
That sound you hear is the head of the U.S. executive branch stabbing his intelligence agencies in the back in order to side, against all evidence, alongside the leader of a country that meddled in an American election and wants to do it again.
“We’re all to blame,” said the American President Monday, the foreign-policy equivalent of his “both sides” stance just as he took after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA.
Trump has made his position crystal clear which is a national tragedy and a state of emergency.