While evidence, both from the press as well as multiple U.S. intelligence agencies have shown that, at the very least, Russia’s preferred candidate for the presidency was in fact Donald Trump, it seems as though the President himself can’t get that through his head. He’s either trying to hide the fact that he colluded with Russia to get elected, can’t face the fact that perhaps he didn’t win fair and square, or he simply is too stubborn to admit when he’s wrong.
This morning, the President doubled down on his refusal to side with U.S. Intelligence, going even further than simply denying that Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to lose the election. This time he claimed that Russia actually didn’t want him to win.
“In other words, Russia was against Trump in the 2016 Election – and why not, I want strong military & low oil price,” the President Tweeted just after 7AM this morning.
While a strong U.S. military and low oil prices certainly aren’t the desires of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, to claim that Russia was against Trump, when Putin himself complimented the man on several occasions — both during and after the election — is a flat out lie. And while we don’t yet know if the President or his associates colluded with Russia in order to tilt the election in their favor, such an idea is certainly looking more and more likely. There is evidence that his associates, including Donald Trump Jr., attempted to collude with Russian officials.
It was clear that Russian wanted Hillary Clinton to lose. If what the President claims was actually true and Russia was against Trump as well, then who did they want to win the election?