Russia investigation: Donald Trump's latest tweet is bad, even for him

Mimi Launder
Wednesday 25 July 2018 08:30
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President Donald Trump, otherwise known as the man whose campaign is under investigation over its ties to Russia, is worried about Russian interference.

No, he's not come around and, yes, still thinks the Mueller investigation is a "witch hunt": instead, he is attempting to everyone of his genuine concern that Russia will meddle in the upcoming election in support of the Democrats.

Amid repeated dismissals of allegations of collusion between Russia and his campaign, Trump tweeted his concern that Russia "will be pushing very hard for the Democrats" in the upcoming election.

Crucially, the first trial in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia is set to start this week, examining former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Yet Russians are quaking in fear of Republicans, according to Trump, who boasted that "no president has been tougher on Russia than me" - a baseless assertion at odds with his flattering treatment of Vladmir Putin.

Last week, Trump went as far as to back Russian denials over interference in the 2016 election, before backpedalling following fierce bipartisan condemnation with a questionable excuse.

Confused? Terrified? Want out? So does everyone else.

Some people are calling this gaslighting.

Only that Trump is not an unpleasant ex, but one of the most powerful men in the world trying to manipulate everyone in it as allegations over collusion with Russia heat up.

One person beautifully corrected the tweet.

The Russians aren't the only ones who "definitely don't want Trump".

Other people are asking why Trump is not funding greater election security, given his worries.

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