Donald Trump Tweets He Is Ready To Hand Putin The Keys To Our Electoral System


Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning about his visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. While most were his standard complaining about the media and trying to bolster his controversial meeting with the Russian strongman, one, in particular, stood out. According to Trump, he’s ready to partner, yes, partner, in cyber security. No, that’s not a joke.

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Um, sure.

The most notable tweet, though, was this one, which essentially said he’s giving the fox the key to the hen house:

And then more deflection:

The irony of partnering with Putin on securing the electoral system he’s accused of hacking hasn’t even escaped some Republicans. Sen. Marco Rubio is raising alarms:

GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher agrees:

John McCain handled with snark:

During an interview on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” McCain was asked about President Trump’s earlier tweet in which the president said he talked with Putin during their meeting about creating an “impenetrable Cyber Security unit” to guard against election hacking.

“I’m sure that Vladimir Putin could be of enormous assistance in that effort since he is doing the hacking,” McCain said, laughing.

It is somewhat comforting to know that elections are run by states, not the federal government and they are VERY reluctant to hand over that power. That doesn’t mean, though, that Trump isn’t going to do everything in his power to assist Putin in taking over our government and our internet.


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