It’s become more than clear that Donald Trump wants you to believe he won the 2016 election legitimately despite evidence to the contrary.
Whenever asked about Russian interference in the election, Trump pivots away from the national security threat and blames others for Russia helping him win. He refuses to condemn Russia and Vladimir Putin and has seemingly taken no actions to combat or prevent future cyber security threats.
Most recently, while in Poland, when asked by NBC’s Hallie Jackson if he believes Russia interfered in the 2016 election, Trump, once again, pivoted, blamed former President Obama, insulted our intelligence community, and refused to condemn the behavior.
Watch: Trump is asked if he believes Russia interfered in our election, instead attacks Obama and the media. https://t.co/IrfviRPwru
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 6, 2017
However, when Jackson attempted to ask a follow-up question and ask President Duda of Poland a question, she was cut off.
Poles cut @HallieJackson off from asking follow up on Trump’s Russia question.
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) July 6, 2017
This is when it was revealed that Jackson was referred to as ‘dear lady.’:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 6, 2017
With Jackson saying:
Technically, it was a follow-up. Per protocol, was also about to ask a Q of President Duda of Poland (before they cut the mic.) https://t.co/lZFHfPb38D
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) July 6, 2017
Wow. So, not only do they cut her off, but they decide to be condescending and say ‘dear lady’ on top of it. Yes, that should be insulting to anyone who thinks women should be treated with the same dignity and respect as any male colleague or counterpart. Would they say ‘dear gentleman’? Probably not.
Between Trump’s inability to condemn Russian hacking, to the fact that women are still treated lesser in the world, so far Trump’s trip to Europe isn’t starting off all too well.
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