White House counselor Kellyanne Conway totally explained why Donald Trump sucked up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, then did an about-face after a backlash ensued. Conway tossed up a word salad to justify Trump siding with Russia over the U.S. over interference in our 2016 election. Ms. Alternative Facts tried vigorously to spin this by saying that Trump, a self-described stable genius, simply didn’t understand “what the big fuss was about” when he sided with Putin, the man whose country hacked the U.S. election.
“He didn’t understand what the big fuss was about,” Lyin’ Kellyanne said. ‘Went back. Read the transcript. Looked at the clip and said – ‘I meant to say wouldn’t, not would.'”‘
Of Pres Trump’s “clarification” yesterday about Russian election meddling, @KellyannePolls says “He didn’t understand what the big fuss was about. Went back. Read the transcript. Looked at the clip and said – ‘I meant to say wouldn’t, not would.'” pic.twitter.com/zOI49X5aaM
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 18, 2018
Yeah sure, that’s what Trump meant (wink wink). It was just twenty-four hours after the former reality show star’s disastrous meeting in Helsinki, that Trump said the exact opposite of what he said the day before. The backlash was fierce from both sides of the aisle, with the exception of the usual Republicans who would defend Trump if he ate newborn babies live on TV.
Trump’s explanation doesn’t hold water; Trump said he accepts America’s intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia attacked the American 2016 election after repeatedly denying it since he took office is an insult to everyone’s intelligence unless you’re part of 45’s cult.
On Wednesday morning, Trump unleashed his daily nonsensical tweetstorm. “Putin and I discussed many important subjects at our earlier meeting,” It tweeted. “We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match. Big results will come!”
The only problem with that is that the two leaders met privately. Even stenographers weren’t allowed in the room. Americans were not allowed to be present, but somehow Trump apologists are OK with their president* cozying up to a murderous thug. If former President Barack Obama did this, Republicans would have been in front of the White House with torches and pitchforks.
It must be Opposite Day and no one told me. Conway’s husband just retweeted George Will’s column titled, “This sad, embarrassing wreck of a man” in reference to Trump.
To Kellyanne, it’s not treason, it’s alternate patriotism.
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