Trump Sides With Putin Over U.S. Intelligence Agencies

President Donald Trump sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies that say Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

The CIA, NSA, FBI and the ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) have all said that Russia meddled in the election, but Trump took the side of the enemy nation during an interview with Axios:

[Putin] said he didn’t meddle, he said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times… I just asked him again. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election, he did not do what they are saying he did.

Every time he sees me he says I didn’t do that and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it. But he says I didn’t do that. I think he is very insulted by it, which is not a good thing for our country.

Because again, if we had a relationship with Russia, North Korea which is our single biggest problem right now, it would help a lot. I think they are doing very well with respect to China, they have cut off financing, they have cut off lots of oil and lots of other things, lots of trade and it’s having a big impact.

But Russia on the other hand may be making up the difference. And if they are, that’s not a good thing. So having a relationship with Russia would be a great thing especially as it relates to North Korea.

Hillary had her stupid reset button that she spelled the word wrong, but she does not have what it takes to have that kind of relationship where you could call or you could do something. But this is really an artificial barrier that’s put in front of us for solving problems with Russia.

He says that very strongly, he really seems to be insulted by it and he says he didn’t do it. He is very, very strong in the fact that he didn’t do it. You have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he has nothing to do with that. Now, you are not going to get into an argument, you are going to start talking about Syria and the Ukraine.

(Source: Axios, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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