Recently, President Donald Trump yet again confirmed that he’s completely failed to come to terms with the basic reality of Russian interference in U.S. elections in his favor and his own team’s consistent cooperation. He dismissed new reports of continued Russian support for his campaign as another supposed hoax, and that perspective is reportedly why he dismissed the acting Director of National Intelligence after a deputy briefed members of Congress about the actually very real threat. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) promptly condemned Trump for that political retaliation, which he’s trying to use to dismiss national security in the name of political expedience.
‘American voters should decide American elections — not Vladimir Putin. All Members of Congress should condemn the President’s reported efforts to dismiss threats to the integrity of our democracy & to politicize our intel community.’
Pelosi added that there’s apparently a briefing for House members about election security on March 10. The briefing that reportedly set off the president only included the House Intelligence Committee, including Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who Trump has repeatedly publicly flipped out over.
We await the election security briefing for Members on March 10.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 21, 2020
Only very occasionally has Trump even made a show of acknowledging the duly documented threat posed by ongoing Russian election interference in his favor. And this Friday, he publicly confirmed on Twitter that he’s actually still dismissing U.S. intelligence community conclusions about Russian interference, years after they were first publicly delivered. He’d be the guy to stand in the flooding building and insist that everything is fine and no one should worry — and the problem is that it’s the president of the United States with that perspective.
‘Another misinformation campaign is being launched by Democrats in Congress saying that Russia prefers me to any of the Do Nothing Democrat candidates who still have been unable to, after two weeks, count their votes in Iowa. Hoax number 7!’
Another misinformation campaign is being launched by Democrats in Congress saying that Russia prefers me to any of the Do Nothing Democrat candidates who still have been unable to, after two weeks, count their votes in Iowa. Hoax number 7!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
It’s never been a misinformation campaign. It’s never been a hoax. He and his followers are rejecting basic reality in favor of this politicized nonsense, and Republican members of Congress are getting right onboard.
Check out Twitter’s response to Pelosi…