The Trump administration* excels at gaslighting, the definition of which reads, to “manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied on Wednesday that Donald Trump said “no” during a cabinet meeting when a reporter asked if he believes Russia is targeting the U.S. to meddle in our elections. Everyone heard him say it but she’s denying it.
The White House is scrambling to do damage control after Trump’s earlier comments that seem to be an about-face from his remarks the day before. And his remarks the day before were an about-face from the day before that. It’s confusing, I know.
Sanders told reporters that she spoke with Trump and he said that he was “saying ‘no’ to answering questions” and not to the reporter’s question itself.
But that makes zero sense because Trump continued to take questions.
“He does believe that they would target certainly U.S. election,” Sanders insisted.
BREAKING: Sarah Sanders just backtracked on Trump saying “no” earlier today about whether or not Russia is still interfering with our elections. Watch as she sounds like a complete lunatic! pic.twitter.com/UxUClNy5KI
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) July 18, 2018
Trump’s Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, issued a statement to acknowledge Russia’s “ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy.” The administration* is trying to fix Donald’s blunders, but as they attempt to do so, he pulls another disastrous move. The lies coming from this administration* is making me dizzy because they’re coming at us too fast.
Coats said previously that he believes Russia will try to meddle in the 2018 midterm elections. Mr. Coats should resign. His boss is a fucking asshole who keeps contradicting him.
We know what we heard. He said it. The end.
Putin is also walking things back. Putin said during the joint press conference that Hillary Clinton’s campaign had received $400 million in donations from investors accused of tax evasion in Russia. Trump supporters went wild, claiming that she, not Trump, committed treason. As it happens, Putin says he misspoke but you know that KGB bitch did it on purpose.
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