Russia, Russia, Russia! That’s all you heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax…And now Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime that didn’t exist. So now the Dems and their partner, the Fake News Media,…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2019
This might be the first time Donald Trump has ever acknowledged that Russia did actually help him win the 2016 election.
During a press conference in Helsinki last year, after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin , Trump reiterated that he felt Russia had nothing to do with the elections despite his own intel community saying otherwise.
Reporter (Jonathan Lemire from AP): … Just now President Putin denied having anything to do with the election interference in 2016. Every US intelligence agency has concluded that Russia did. My first question for you, sir, is who do you believe? My second question is would you now with the whole world watching tell President Putin — would you denounce what happened in 2016 and would you warn him to never do it again?
TRUMP: … My people came to me, Dan Coats came to me and some others and said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin. He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this. I don’t see any reason why it would be.Transcript from Trump-Putin Press conference in Helsinki – Vox.com 7/17/2018
Progress: Trump seems to acknowledge the fact of “Russia helping me to get elected.” https://t.co/i8qD0XWiws— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 30, 2019
“I had nothing to do with Russia helping me get elected.”— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) May 30, 2019
-Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States
WAIT!!! Finally acknowledging that Russia did play a role in the election? This is news. Lets assume we do not care if you had anything to do with it (it seems you did), what are you doing to stop the next intrusion?— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) May 30, 2019
FINALLY! Trump ADMITS IT – Without Russia’s help he would NOT have won with his Tweet this AM: “I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected”— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) May 30, 2019
So much for the Russia Hoax!!
Deny, deny, deny.— Greg Olear (@gregolear) May 30, 2019
Volume 1 of the Mueller Report lists all of the times members of your campaign and inner circle met illicitly with Russians. And that doesn’t include your years of money laundering for Semion Mogilevich.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”— Neil Payne (@nbpayne) May 30, 2019
-Donald J. Trump, while Russia was helping him
Oh my Christ on a crusty muffin, you are a stupid man. You are step on a rake twice stupid. You just admitted that Russia helped you get elected. How amazingly foolish.— #RandomWhiteGuy (@coleyworld) May 30, 2019
Сэр, вы снова оставили свой длинный красный галстук в посольстве. Позвоните Владимиру для деталей.— Populi Lacerti (@Jugbo) May 30, 2019
That brilliant tweet translates to “Sir, you left your long red tie in the embassy again. Call Vladimir for details.”
“…Russia helping me to get elected. It was a crime…”— Jeff Halperin (@meh_just_a_guy) May 30, 2019
Your words, not mine.
So here you finally admit that “Russia helped me get elected.” Well, that’s what the investigation was about. The investigation found plenty of evidence that Russia did just that. It thus wasn’t a “Witch Hunt” or “Hoax.” So why did you repeatedly try to obstruct it? pic.twitter.com/XhCeO1iblt— George Conway (@gtconway3d) May 30, 2019
This morning the president wrote that Russia helped him “get elected” and referred to himself in the third person.— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) May 30, 2019
Hey Republicans and conservatives, Trump says Russia helped him “get elected.” Do you disagree? And isn’t that more important than a FISA application or the Steele memos?— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 30, 2019
After tweeting 20 minutes ago that he had no role in “Russia helping me to get elected,” President Trump now tells reporters Russia did not help him get elected.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 30, 2019
That didn’t last long.
Trump flatly denies a tweet he posted just an hour earlier, now claims “Russia did not help me get elected.” pic.twitter.com/vao8kFQcZQ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 30, 2019
I’m sure it was probably an accidental Freudian slip. But the reality is, we all know it happened. The Mueller Report says it happened. Paul Manafort is in jail partly for facilitating it. Trump is even on video asking Russia to help him on multiple occasions; and as stated in the Mueller report, they delivered on the promise with the help WikiLeaks immediately after his request.
There is so much illustrated in the Mueller Report about Russia interfering with the elections in favor of Trump that I cannot possible list it all here. But don’t take my word for it read the report for yourself.
I often feel like I’m preaching to the choir with this stuff but I’m hoping it also hits eyes of people who simply don’t know the truth yet.
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