On Saturday evening, President Trump said he believed Putin when he said he did not interfere with the 2016 election, and is now facing heavy criticism over his comments. Trump insisted:
‘He said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. I just asked him again.
‘He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did.’
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) leveled some harsh comments at the president, saying:
‘There’s nothing “America First” about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community.’
Now, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is following it up with some words of his own. On Saturday night, Sanders tweeted:
Twitter quickly reacted:
Trump is nearing the end of his 12-day trip to Asia, stopping on Saturday in Vietnam after his visit to China. Trump was blasted for not taking questions from reporters when he was with Chinese President Xi. Trump also made comments in a phone call to Filipino president, Duterte, that had people seething after he basically endorsed his murderous war on drugs. Trump’s phone call to Duterte was seen as complicity to murder, especially after the fact that he told Duterte that he was doing a good job of cracking down on drugs.
Not only has Trump been consistent with these authoritarian leaders, but he seems to have a lot in common with them. Perhaps, that is why he shows such fondness.
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