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The Donald in his own words (9)

15/07/2017

From an interview with Reuters on 13/07/2017

On Discussions With Putin About Election Meddling

“First question – first 20, 25 minutes – I said, ‘Did you do it?’ He said, ‘No, I did not, absolutely not.’ I then asked him a second time, in a totally different way. He said, ‘Absolutely not.’”

“Somebody did say if he did do it, you wouldn’t have found out about it. Which is a very interesting point.”

“Look: Something happened and we have to find out what it is, because we can’t allow a thing like that to happen to our election process. So something happened, and we have to find out what it is.”

“We have to find out and get to the bottom of what’s going on, because we can’t have even the slightest suspicion about our election process.”

“Now, everybody agrees that there was no impact on the votes in this election, which is very important to say, but we have to make sure that nothing could ever happen to our election process.”

Adam keeps reading these remarks and wonders just what Trump meant. If you consider the remarks bit by bit they are capable of various interpretations. Similarly if you consider them overall the same applies.

We do not get from these comments any real idea as to whether Trump believed Putin.

At the same time one could read into this Trump’s justification for his commission of enquiry into vote fraud in 2016. As such, given that there is little reported evidence of such fraud, one might be left with a lingering suspicion that Trump is seeking a peg to hang his fantasies  and those of his supporters on.

 

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