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Trump's Response to the Newest Revelation that Russia Is Still Attacking Our Elections Shows Why He's Unfit to Be President

October 19, 2018 in Blogs

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

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It's all about him.

Despite President Donald Trump's professed desire to become friends with Russia, the Kremlin is still working to interfere in American elections and undermine democracy, as a new indictment from the Justice Department of a woman allegedly involved in the ongoing efforts revealed. 

When forced to respond to this news on Friday, Trump failed to take the issue seriously and demonstrated why he is not fit to be president.

A reporter brought up the indictment in a meeting with press, and before a question could even be asked, Trump became immediately defensive.

“It had nothing to do with my campaign,” Trump said. “And all of the hackers, and all that you see, it had nothing to do with my campaign. If the hackers — a lot of them probably like Hillary Clinton better than me. Now they do. You know, they go after some hacker in Russia, and it had nothing to do with my campaign.”

The claim about Clinton was both gratuitous and false, showing his petty and mendacious nature. But the even more troubling fact is that when a reporter raised a pressing national security concern, he was constitutionally incapable of taking it seriously.

Instead, he insisted that the new indictment has nothing to do with his campaign — which appears to be true, which is why no one had even suggested that it did.

It's one of Trump's fundamental misunderstandings about the Russia issue. Even if, as he claims, he were completely innocent of any wrongdoing with regard to Russia's efforts to interfere in American elections, it would still be a major national security issue. But he's unable to address it at all without making it all about him.

He couldn't even bring himself to compliment the fine work of the Justice Department employees who brought the …read more


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