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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:43 AM

Trump says he will raise election meddling with Putin at summit

Source: The Washington Post




By Seung Min Kim and Josh Dawsey
July 12 at 9:34 AM

BRUSSELS — President Trump pledged Thursday that he will “of course” raise the issue of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election at his summit next week with the country’s leader, Vladimir Putin, but he insisted that there was little he could do if — as expected — Putin denies that Russia interfered.

“Look, he may. What am I going to do? He may deny it,” Trump said at a news conference here on the second day of a NATO summit. “All I can do is say, ‘Did you?’ And, ‘Don’t do it again.’ But he may deny it. You’ll be the first to know.”

During the hastily assembled news conference, Trump also continued to strike a friendly tone toward the Russian leader, calling him a “competitor” rather than A U.S. enemy — while declining to label him directly as a security threat to the United States or other European nations. Throughout his presidency, Trump has steadfastly declined to admonish Putin, even as U.S. intelligence officials concluded that Moscow meddled in the 2016 election in an effort to sow discord and help Trump win.

“Somebody was saying, is he an enemy? He’s not my enemy. Is he your friend? No, I don’t know him very much,” Trump told reporters. “Hopefully, someday, he’ll be a friend. It could happen.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-he-will-raise-election-meddling-with-putin-at-summit/2018/07/12/10096e76-85c4-11e8-8589-5bb6b89e3772_story.html

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Reply Trump says he will raise election meddling with Putin at summit (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 12 OP
chelsea0011 Jul 12 #1
no_hypocrisy Jul 12 #2
YessirAtsaFact Jul 12 #3
relogic Jul 12 #4
Arkansas Granny Jul 12 #5
True Dough Jul 12 #6
relogic Jul 12 #7
BumRushDaShow Jul 12 #13
Maxheader Jul 12 #18
salin Jul 12 #8
Doodley Jul 12 #9
bucolic_frolic Jul 12 #10
GeorgeGist Jul 12 #11
forgotmylogin Jul 12 #12
Firestorm49 Jul 12 #14
Snellius Jul 12 #15
keithbvadu2 Jul 12 #16
Mc Mike Jul 12 #17
BlueIdaho Jul 12 #19
pecosbob Jul 12 #20
Firestorm49 Jul 12 #21
hamsterjill Jul 12 #22

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:44 AM

1. .....while on all fours?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:46 AM

2. What? He wants more of it?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:46 AM

3. On his knees

Talking with his mouth full

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:46 AM

4. I'm so, so relieved

Now, putty buddy let’s discuss those dollars and hacks we can apply in November.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:49 AM

5. Of course he will. Just like he's raised it before.

"He said he didn't meddle. He said he didn't meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as he flew from Da Nang to Hanoi in Vietnam. Trump spoke to Putin three times on the sidelines of summit here, where the Russia meddling issue arose.
"Every time he sees me, he says, 'I didn't do that,' " Trump said. "And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it."

https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/11/politics/president-donald-trump-vladimir-putin-election-meddling/index.html


He trusts Putin's words more than he trusts the US intelligence community, all of whom have said that Russia did meddle in the 2016 election. What's worse is that nothing, NOTHING, has been done to prevent them from meddling in the 2018 election.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:49 AM

6. "Vlad, about that election meddling..."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:52 AM

7. Fool me once..

if der Rump says he spoke the truth on the direction of the sun burning his retinas- make certain your own eyes are firmly shut. The man and his minions lie without blinking.

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Response to relogic (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:17 AM

13. This version...


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:56 PM

18. spot on..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:53 AM

8. Of course the whole world has watched you berate other world leaders

and in those tirades - raising the point that what you claim isn't true (which is actually what was true) doesn't stop you from your tirade. So why is it so different if Putin says "didn't do it" - why not just keep bitching and demeaning like you do to Trudeau, Merkel and other allies?

That's of course a rhetorical question - but it points out how stupid and transparent his charade is for all watching - except of the brainwashed base.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:54 AM

9. Pathetic: "All I can do is say, 'Did you?' And, 'Don't do it again.' But he may deny it."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:01 AM

10. Vladdy, hit us again

is October 29 good for you?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:06 AM

11. Propaganda posing as news.

FTS, seriously.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:12 AM

12. "MR. PUTIN. THIS ERECTION MEDDLING MUST END IMMEDIATELY."

"I NEED YOU TO STOP MEDDLING WITH PEOPLE'S ERECTIONS AND I NEED IT TO STOP NOW. I KNOW YOU DON'T WANT ME TO BRING THIS UP, BUT I'D LIKE US TO TAKE A GOOD CLOSE LOOK AT MY ERECTION. I'M TOLD YOU'VE MESSED WITH MY ERECTION IN THE PAST, AND THIS IS UNFORGIVABLE. ERECTIONS ARE PRIVATE AND YOU NEED PERMISSION IF YOU'RE GOING TO MEDDLE WITH--"

"What? It says 'erections' right here--oh. NEVER MIND."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:30 AM

14. My, what balls he has!

Of course the topic of election meddling will come up. That’s why he’s there. The plant in the White House known as the president, at his annual performance review by Putin, will want assurances that Republicans will retain control in the mid terms by any means necessary.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:35 AM

15. Yeah, like "Let's make a deal. Trade you the Ukraine for the pee pee video".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 11:21 AM

16. 'Raise the issue' equals 'congratulate Putin'.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:52 PM

17. Did you really not mess with our elections, to put me in charge?

Will you be my fwiend?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:14 PM

19. Which election?

2016, 2018, 2020?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:30 PM

20. Before or after giving him a blowjob?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:33 PM

21. BULLSHIT!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:53 PM

22. And Trump will come back and say Vlad said he didn't do anything.

Typical Trump crap.

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