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.
Truly unbelievable. Just a week ago, he was practically sitting on Putin’s lap. https://t.co/jb9HXk8Ebh