The President Is Going Schizophrenic Again As He Admits Russia Attacked US Democracy

President Donald Trump with President Vladimir Putin during a joint news conference in Helsinki on Monday.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times

And I would believe in the tooth fairy before I would believe the republican President Donald J. Trump has seen the light to where after fighting this reality tooth and nail with all of his might since January 2017, that he has finally become convinced that Russia did indeed attack the US elections infrastructure in 2016.

This new reality TV series version being played out by President Trump is probably as a result of the most recent poll numbers indicating that 55% of Americans disapproved of  President Trump’s handling of the 7/16/18 Trump-Putin Helsinki summit.

As per a 7/19/18 CNN report, “Fifty-five percent of respondents said they disapproved of Trump’s handling of the summit, including 83% of Democrats and 53% of independents. ”

“Just 21% of Republicans disapprove — with 68% of Republicans saying the approve of how Trump dealt with the meeting.””Overall, 32% approve of the President’s handling of the summit — with 8% of Democrats and 29% of independents saying so.”

“Seven in 10 Americans believe findings by US intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, though a larger share of Democrats do (89%) than independents (67%) or Republicans (51%). More than four-in-10 Republicans (42%) say they do not believe the intelligence assessments.”

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“Forty-six percent of Americans say the President’s approach to Russia is too friendly, up from 35% in April 2017.”
“Looking ahead to 2018, 61% of Americans say they are very or somewhat concerned about Russian interference in the midterm elections, including 87% of Democrats, but just 38% of Republicans.”
“Trump has previously cast doubt on the intelligence community’s assessment on the Russian interference in the 2016 election, sidestepping questions about the conclusion at (7/16/18 Trump-Putin) Helsinki summit. He has attempted to clean up the resulting political controversy in recent days (with mixed results).”
About 51% of American voters believe “that the Russian government has compromising information about President Trump,” according to a Quinnipiac University poll released (7/24/18).
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On July 24, 2018, Jeremy Diamond of CNN penned the following report, “Trump suddenly says he’s ‘very concerned’ about 2018 Russian interference” 
Excerpts:

“President Donald Trump, a week after downplaying Russian interference in US elections, said Tuesday he is “very concerned” that Russia will look to impact the 2018 midterm elections and said he believes Moscow will look to boost Democrats this time.”

“Trump offered no evidence for his claim that Russia would look to help Democrats win in 2018 beyond claiming he has been tougher on Russia than his predecessors.”
“I’m very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election. Based on the fact that no President has been tougher on Russia than me, they will be pushing very hard for the Democrats,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “They definitely don’t want Trump!”
“Trump’s tweet comes a week after he faced blistering criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike for touting Putin’s denial of Russian interference in the 2016 election and challenging the US intelligence community’s assessment of that interference. Trump partially walked back his comments after returning to the US by saying he misspoke when he said he didn’t see why “it would be Russia.”
“But the next day, Trump replied “no” when asked if he believes Russia is still targeting the US — with the White House press secretary later claiming he was not responding to that question.”
“The US intelligence community concluded after the 2016 election that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign and help Trump win. While Putin denied any Russian interference last week, he confirmed that he did want Trump to win the presidency “because he talked about bringing the US-Russia relationship back to normal.”
“Still, Trump’s tweet Tuesday is the US President’s firmest confirmation to date of ongoing Russian attempts to interfere in the US democratic process.”
“Asked last week whether he agreed with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats’ assessment that the Russian threat is ongoing, Trump offered only tepid support.”
“Well, I’d accept, I mean he’s an expert. This is what he does,” Trump said. “He’s been doing a very good job. I have tremendous faith in Dan Coats. And if he says that, I would accept that. I will tell you though, it better not be. It better not be.”
“Pressed on the point during the news conference in Helsinki, Trump said both the US and Russia were to blame for the nadir in relations.”

16 comments

  1. “I’m very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election. Based on the fact that no President has been tougher on Russia than me, they will be pushing very hard for the Democrats,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “They definitely don’t want Trump!”

    LOL, a bit of reverse psychology by the old Trumpster! Hmmm, you think anyone’s buying it? 😀

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  2. So now he hopes people will vote Republican this year to avoid helping the Russians. I just hope that voters aren’t silly enough to fall for this one, Putin wants Trump, don’t give him any Republican backing. Trump seems unable to stick to one story for very long so why not give credit to the Intelligence community whose story has never changed.
    Hugs Gronda.

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    • Dear David Prosser,

      This is where the saying that “familiarity breeds contempt,” comes into play. President Trump has been becoming more transparent about the hold/ influence that the Russian President Putin has on him to where it is causing more and more Americans to start seeing Emperor President Trump, naked as a jay bird.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • David,
      The Russians and their operatives are doing their best to infiltrate Twitter groups and blogs to dissuade Democrats from voting. On Twitter, they are using the hashtag “walkaway”. They continue to use the method of impersonating being Black and accusing the government of murdering Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X to infer that the government is the enemy to Blacks. The only difference now is that instead of attacking Democratic candidates, they are focused on discouraging Democrats from voting.

      And, you are so right — Trump’s stories are hypocritical. If he does not believe that Russia influenced the presidential election to help him win, then he cannot believe that they are helping Democrats for the mid-terms. He can’t have it both ways.

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    • Dear Roger,

      The blessing of a free press is, that it and we can educate the public how the republicans along with the right wing media outlets like FOX TV and Breitbart and the Russian trolls will attempt to suppress the voter turnout. We can educate them as to what their attempts look like.

      Once the Americans are fully informed about these attempts and about how important it is that each and every citizen gets out to vote, the democrats will have their blue wave this November 2018.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  3. Gronda, what is a poor Trump follower supposed to believe? Their fearless leader flip flops on this issue like a fish in the bottom of a hot boat. I used the example that also is visual of Trump playing tennis against himself with each grunt being “Russia did” with the other side being “Russia didn’t.” I shared with Senator Rand Paul in an email that “I can tell the President is lying as he keeps changing his story.” Keith

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    • Dear Keith,

      I was just saying elsewhere that we are getting whiplash trying to keep up with all of the President’s lies. I doubt that the president himself can keep track.

      I am guessing that when it comes to Senator Rand Paul, that we are missing a piece of the puzzle. I’m with Jill on this one. It’s as if we have been dropped into the middle of a John LeCarre spy/ espionage novel .

      Hugs, Gronda

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      • Gronda, my guess on Paul is he sees some Libertarian instincts in Trump and wants to parlay that. Maybe he sees himself as a successor. I find his siding with Trump now as repugnant and against what he portrays himself as. Why questions abound. Keith

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