Man, are liberals dumb or what? Donald Trump sent out a tweet in which he said that his son had met with a Russian lawyer to possibly get some dirt on Hillary Clinton in the lead up to the 2016 election. Liberals are going crazy, saying this is the President’s admission that he colluded with the Russians to steal the election away from Hillary. Not only doesn’t this amount to collusion, it’s no different than what Trump has been saying about the meeting for over a year. Get a life, liberals.
In June of 2016 Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, with the stated purpose of getting some damning material on Hillary Clinton. This lawyer had reached out to the Trump campaign saying she had the goods on Hillary, but it turned out she wanted to talk about Russian adoption. Don Jr. took the meeting at Trump Tower, figured out the the lawyer was lying, and that was the end of it.
There was nothing illegal or unethical about this meeting, but liberals who are desperate to cancel the results of a free and fair election say it proves that Trump colluded with the Russians, because as I said they are dumb.
Trump sent this tweet out on Sunday…
Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018
…and the left lost their freakin’ minds:
TRUMP CONFESSES HIS SON MET WITH RUSSIAN AGENTS “TO GET INFORMATION” AGAINST CLINTON https://t.co/cNCfUDi3ha
— David Frum (@davidfrum) August 5, 2018
1. Trump Jr. in a statement says that the meeting was about adoptions
2. We learn that the meeting was actually about dirt on Clinton
3. We learn Trump dictated Trump Jr. statement
4. Trump says that the meeting was “to get information on an opponent.”
So, here we are! https://t.co/pwxyyyeQbi
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) August 5, 2018
Conspiring with a foreign power to get dirt on an opponent in US elections is a violation of campaign finance laws.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 5, 2018
If that is true, then Hillary Clinton and the DNC are guilty for hiring a foreign spy who worked with the Russians to compile the Steele Dossier, which was then used by the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign. Trump however never reached out to anyone, nor did he get any dirt on Hillary.
SOME COLLUSION! https://t.co/YW6mTzjovR
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 5, 2018
Um…In this tweet, the president admits his campaign did willingly reach out to Russians for dirt on Clinton. Attempted collusion? https://t.co/1b8L8hPy1b
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) August 5, 2018
Well no, actually Chuck it was a Russian, not the Russians, who reached out to Trump’s campaign.
And this liberal freak-out is completely deranged. Trump didn’t just admit to anything. He is saying the same thing he said over a year ago about the Trump Tower meeting. This is from The Guardian in July of 2017:
“Most people would have taken that meeting,” Trump said. Describing his son as a “wonderful young man”, he also said the Russian lawyer was not a government lawyer, and in the end it was a meeting that “went very, very quickly, very fast, two other people in the room. I guess one of them [Kushner] left almost immediately and the other [Manafort] was not really focused on the meeting.
“I do think this, that taken from a practical standpoint … most people would’ve taken that meeting. It’s called opposition research, or even research into your opponent. I’ve only been in politics for two years, but I’ve had many people call up, ‘Oh gee, we have information on this factor or this person’, or, frankly, Hillary.
“That’s very standard in politics. Politics is not the nicest business in the world, but it’s very standard where they have information and you take the information, and I think the press made a very big deal out of something that really a lot [of people] would do.”
That’s not any different than what he wrote in the tweet on Sunday. Why is it that left thinks that something the President has been saying for over a year is suddenly an admission of colluding with the Russians?