Although President Donald Trump is in Poland speaking before an international community about serious situations unfolding in North Korea and the Middle East, American reporters continue to harp on nonsense.
Moments after asking Trump to respond to accusations that CNN blackmailed the Reddit user who created the anti-CNN video he tweeted out last week, “NBC News” reporter Hallie Jackson asked, “Mr. President, will you definitively say once and for all, yes or no, that Russia interfered in the 2016 election?”
“I think a lot of people interfere, I think it’s been happening for a long time, it’s been happening for many years,” Trump replied, pointing out that President Barack Obama knew about Russian meddling and did nothing about it.
He also pointed out that news reports claimed months ago that 17 U.S. intelligence agencies were involved. “We did some very heavy research, and it turned out to be three or four, it wasn’t 17, and many of your compatriots had to change their reporting, and they had to apologize and they had to correct.”
Addressing Obama’s reasons for not punishing Russian election interference, Trump explained that the reason was clear: “Why did he do nothing about it?” he asked. “He was told it was Russia, by the CIA, as I understand it. It was well-reported, and he did nothing about it. They say he choked. Well, I don’t think he choked, I think what happened is he thought Hillary Clinton was going to win the election, and he said let’s not do anything about it. Had he thought the other way, he would have done something about it.”
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