Trump Says “Nobody Really Knows’ When it Comes to Russia’s Involvement in 2016 Election Interference

Trump Says “Nobody Really Knows’ When it Comes to Russia’s Involvement in 2016 Election Interference

President Trump on Thursday morning argued that it is not entirely clear whether Russia was responsible for interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“I think it was Russia. And I think it could have been other people and other countries. It could have been a lot of people interfered,” Trump said during a news conference in Warsaw Poland. “I said it very simply. I think it could very well have been Russia. But I think it could well have been other countries. And I won’t be specific. But I think a lot of people interfere.”

Trump took issue with former President Obama for his delayed response to the attempts to hack the election.

“He did nothing about it,” Trump said of Obama. “They say he choked. Well, I don’t think he choked. I think what happened is he thought Hillary was going to win the election, and he said, ‘Let’s not do anything about it.’”

Trump went on to cast doubt on the idea that Russia was the only bad actor in the 2016 election.

“I think it was Russia. But I think it was probably other people and/or countries, and I see nothing wrong with that statement. Nobody really knows. Nobody really knows for sure,” Trump said.

Trump went on to use the Administration of George W. Bush’s claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to back up his claim.

“When I was sitting back listening about Iraq. Weapons of mass destruction, how everybody was 100 percent sure that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction,” Trump concluded. “They were wrong and it led to a mess.”

via Talking Points Memo

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