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Twitter HAMMERS Trump After He Says The Dumbest Thing Yet About Russian Hackers (TWEETS)

Twitter HAMMERS Trump After He Says The Dumbest Thing Yet About Russian Hackers (TWEETS)

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On Tuesday, Donald Trump once again amped up the stupidity in his latest attack on intelligence agencies — namely the CIA — who have the gall to correctly state that Vladimir Putin spearheaded an effort to influence our election and effectively install a big orange puppet in office through a series of hacks and propaganda campaigns.

“The ‘Intelligence’ briefing on so-called ‘Russian hacking’ was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case,” Trump tweeted. “Very strange!”

Now, it might seem strange that The Donald is concerned with an intelligence briefing given that he is famous for skipping them, but this one represents an opportunity to further kiss up to Vladimir Putin and attack the CIA (two of Trump’s favorite pastimes lately). On Saturday, Trump said that he knows “things that other people don’t know” about the hacks and that we can’t be sure who actually did it (you know, unless we listen to the CIA and the FBI).

Now, Trump knows a lot about postponing things — like his press conference concerning his numerous conflicts of interest he doesn’t want to address. But just because a delay in Trump world means something nefarious, it is probably just a teensy bit irresponsible of Trump to assume everyone is the same as he.

Naturally, Twitter seized upon the opportunity to once again jam a collective boot up the president-elect’s orifice (pick one):

Trump has repeatedly denied that Putin or Russia was involved in the hacks (all while praising the Russian dictator repeatedly on Twitter).

“Earlier this week, I met separately with FBI [Director] James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election,” CIA Director John Brennan said recently. CIA officials say it is “quite clear” that the hacks were intended to install Trump in office.

The Electoral College failed us as the last line of defense against exactly this nightmare scenario. An authoritarian, racist, inept, useless orange lump is about to step into the Oval Office. It is up to us to oppose him every step of the way this year, to stand strong against his agenda of hate and corruption. Remind yourself each morning that “this is not normal” — because we absolutely cannot risk allowing it to become so.

John Prager

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