By now, the Republican Party is well aware that Donald Trump and his numerous lies, broken campaign promises, failures, and scandals have damaged the party’s reputation beyond repair. However, instead of taking responsibility for their unhinged candidate, Republicans are opting to make the most pathetic attempts to point fingers everywhere else.
Recently, the GOP made a talking point that is almost just as ridiculous as Donald Trump’s baseless claim that former President Barack Obama had wiretapped him ahead of the election. Recently, Republican and Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham tried to say that Obama meddled in elections just like Russia – and MSNBC’s Chuck Todd shut it down in the most epic way. Needham’s words likening Obama to Russia were:
I think if you ask Bibi Netanyahu whether he appreciates foreign countries interfering in elections, he would have a different answer. So look, the Russians obviously had an interest in this. They’ve had an interest in past elections, but let’s not pretend that the Obama administration hasn’t played this type of game with the Israeli election.”
Let’s just say this didn’t sit well with Todd. On Meet The Press, Todd made the argument that what Obama did was 100 percent public, unlike Russia and the Trump campaign. He said:
For what it’s worth, that was pretty public. There were Obama supporters working for the other side.”
Exactly. Trump’s campaign colluded in secrecy with Russia, a country that wants to destroy democracy. Obama’s supporters were working publicly – it’s not the same at all, and it’s an arrangement that is quite common as campaign operatives often take global roles.
You really cannot compare the two, and thank goodness Todd reminded the GOP that Obama would never do such unethical things such as hacking and leak a candidate’s emails to help the opponent or support fake news publications to influence an election.
Republicans have clearly never been more desperate than now to take the heat off of Trump, but as long as we have members of the press like Todd, the American people will always be reminded of the truth. You can watch Todd slam the GOP below:
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