President Donald Trump didn’t waste time in hitting at Barack Obama on his way home from his golfing weekend in New Jersey to claim that Obama didn’t do anything about Russian election meddling because it is “all a big hoax.”
“So President Obama knew about Russia before the Election,” Trump opined. “Why didn’t he do something about it? Why didn’t he tell our campaign? Because it is all a big hoax, that’s why, and he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win!!!”
So President Obama knew about Russia before the Election. Why didn’t he do something about it? Why didn’t he tell our campaign? Because it is all a big hoax, that’s why, and he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018
On Friday, July 13, Special counsel Robert Mueller obtained new indictments charging 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, and with stealing information of about 500,000 American voters. So no, Russia meddling is not a “big hoax.”
See how Twitter responded:
This is a lie. In the weeks after Donald Trump became the Republican nominee on July 19, 2016, he was warned that foreign adversaries, including Russia, would try to spy on and infiltrate his campaign.https://t.co/jmzOvcgFc4
— Morten Øverbye (@morten) July 22, 2018
"All a big hoax" certainly does not sound like a president who accepts the findings of the intelligence community that Russia attacked the election. We are evidently back where we were about a week ago in Helsinki (had we ever left?) https://t.co/slLs097NU4
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) July 22, 2018
So much for that “Yes, Russia attacked our election” hostage statement.
If it weren’t so damned serious, it might be funny. https://t.co/HRiaJpWSIG
— Karoli (@Karoli) July 22, 2018
I AM SCARED AS SHIT!
(and Putin hasn't told me how to handle that, yet) https://t.co/E4XiZ7xN48
— Trump Translator (@DonJTranslator) July 22, 2018
"Why didn't Obummer keep me from criminaling?" is 2018's version of the Twinkie Defense. https://t.co/FBeQaEjJ9h
— Eric Atcheson, the Esoteric Cleric (@RevEricAtcheson) July 22, 2018
You can't have it both ways. Last week U admitted & accepted intelligence saying RU meddled in our election. Now it's exact opposite. What does Putin have that he's golding over you? Whatever you've done it MUST BE BAD & most probably ILLEGAL. We don't believe anything you say. https://t.co/HVpLk6gWlx
— I 💕 rescue dogs 🐶🐕 & @SpicyFiles 🌊✌☕🐝 (@ilive2garden) July 22, 2018
So, wait, is it a hoax and a witch Hunt and fake? How does one do something about something that, in your illogical pea brain, isn't something?
You're pulling so many threads there is no longer a sweater.
This is a sight to behold. https://t.co/7DqQeGweY4
— erin 🌹 pdx (@lolaswolf) July 22, 2018
This is seventh tweet about Russian meddling/investigation over the weekend (so far.) The president is very mad online. https://t.co/jyaK6Fipu5
— Travis View (@travis_view) July 22, 2018
Reminder: Obama warned Trump not to hire Mike Flynn as his NSA.
Trump responded to that warning by hiring Mike Flynn as NSA. https://t.co/xXIiGCRziW
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) July 22, 2018
Remember on Tuesday when Trump tried to convince us he believed Russia hacked our election and he confronted Putin about it?
It’s back to bein’ a “big hoax” again.
The only “big hoax” is Trump claimin’ he confronted Putin about it.https://t.co/X1Njpoeh8N
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) July 22, 2018