Mr. Opposite Strikes Again: Trump Now Says He Doesn’t Believe Russia Is Targeting US

Trump trying to remember what he said last

by Michael John Scott

The White House on Wednesday denied that Donald Trump doesn’t believe Russia is targeting the United States, despite that being exactly what he said.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, his robotic disseminator, who can do nothing but lie and obfuscate, said she spoke with Trump about his answer earlier during a Cabinet meeting, and the President was just declining to answer shouted questions when he said “no” to a question about Russia’s current efforts. Yeah, right.  We all believe that.  No doubt if Huckabee Sanders had a dog someone else would have to call it because it wouldn’t believe she meant it.

Our very own Glenn R. Geist, a long time contributor to MadMikesAmerica, wrote the following Monday Morning:

“If Mr. Trump were a cartoon character (as though he weren’t) I could see him as an R. Crumb sort called Mr. Opposite, a character who’s every statement means the opposite.”

Well, I can’t remember an opening paragraph that so aptly described the past, present, and future when it comes to the behavior of this twisted, demented man.

Despite proclaiming on Tuesday that he has “full faith” in the US intelligence community, Trump on Wednesday asserted a conclusion that is in disagreement with that community. Asked by a reporter ahead of a Cabinet meeting whether Russia is still “targeting” the US, Trump responded “thank you very much, no,” ABC News reports. But Trump’s director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, had warned about potential Russia attacks on the US’ digital infrastructure Friday, CNBC reports, and he said in a statement Monday, “We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy.” Coats also said last month that Russia was targeting the US in ways that could affect the midterm elections, Politico reports.

What in the unholy fuck is going on here?  Clearly, George Will, who described Trump as a sad, embarrassing wreck of a man, was correct in his assessment of the confused, bumbling oaf who occupies the People’s House.  From one day to the next he remains clueless, and voluntarily uninformed, primarily because he no doubt reads at a grade school level and cannot understand, or has no interest in the information provided to him.  No doubt he speaks at a grade school level.

“A BIG discrepancy between President Trump’s statement and DNI Coates’ [sic] warning,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted. “My personal view: the Russians are at [it] again.” Also Tuesday, Trump said during a meeting with members of Congress that his administration is “aggressively” working to “repel” Russian interference with US elections this year. All this, of course, comes after Trump appeared to say Russia had not meddled with the 2016 election, then reversed course and said he misspoke and that he does accept the US intelligence community’s conclusions about Russian meddling. He added, however, that “it could be other people also. Lots of people out there,” and on Wednesday, he was quite defiant about the whole thing.

This would all be very funny if it wasn’t so very frightening.

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3 Responses to Mr. Opposite Strikes Again: Trump Now Says He Doesn’t Believe Russia Is Targeting US

  1. Holte Ender Reply

    July 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Never had much time for George Will, unless he was talking about baseball. Then he would all dewy eyed and sentimental, which is fine. But politics? I put him to the right of Genghis Khan. So, for Will to call Trump a “sad, embarrassing, wreck of a man” the President has disenfranchised a true Republican warrior.

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      July 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      My thoughts exactly. I could never abide Will, until recently, post-Trump election. He was asked this AM on Morning Joe if he was ready to switch parties, however, and he wasn’t ready to go that far.

  2. Glenn R. Geist Reply

    July 20, 2018 at 10:56 am

    The best thing I could ever say about George is that for a sports writer, he has a large, if ponderous vocabulary. There’s really no part of the GOP you can call intellectuals any more however. They’re all reporting on MSNBC these days. What’s left are either Russians or wise guys – or both.

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