If you’re not worried about what was just said, you should really start worrying. Donald Trump is basically asking all of us to take his word for it when it comes to cyber threats, Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On Sunday morning, Trump gave us a glimpse into his very lengthy meeting with Putin. He also tried to make it appear as if he was really tough on the Russian president and let’s just say it came off a little less than genuine.
Trump started off by tweeting:
“I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election. He vehemently denied it. I’ve already given my opinion.”
Trump’s opinion being, as we all know, that the Russia story is “fake news” but also a thing that former President Obama allowed. If you’re confused by that, you’re not alone, but those have been Trump’s opinions on the matter.
Next Trump went on to say that we need to work “constructively” with Russia moving forward:
And then his next tweet was even more concerning. He said that he and Putin discussed cyber security, election hacking, etc., and that he wants to team up with him to make an “impenetrable Cyber Security unit.” You know, because what better way to make it look like Putin didn’t help you win than by saying you’re working with him to make sure the hacking never happens.
“Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded.”
Then, Trump being the obvious idiot that he so often is, admitted once again, after saying Putin denied hacking and declaring his intent to work with the Russian president, that Russia did, in fact, meddle in our election, but it’s Obama’s fault:
So, which is it, Trump? It can’t be both. Did Russia hack us or not? And working with the guy who hacked us to prevent him hacking us doesn’t only sound stupid, it’s dangerous. Trump is basically giving Putin an indefinite permission slip to keep meddling in our elections moving forward.
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