Donald Trump on Putin: ‘He said he didn’t meddle…I think he is very insulted by it’

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met again, for the first time in a few months, in Vietnam on Friday. They are both attending the annual APEC summit, and White House staff actually tried to ensure that there would be no private meetings between Putin and Trump, no sit-down one-on-one meeting. But since Trump is like a moth to a flame of treason, Trump sought out Putin because Putin is the coolest guy in the room, the only strongman who truly understands the ins and outs of Bigly. Trump and Putin ended up spending some time together during the photo-ops of world leaders and more. It’s so obvious what’s happening in these pics, I don’t even want to put it in words. It’s gross and it’s embarrassing to see the #NotMyPresident behaving like an eager puppy to this a–hole. And of course, Trump just had to treasonsplain how Putin never, ever did anything to get him elected. From CNN, a treasonous treasury of Bigly comments:

Trump insists (despite Putin’s denials) that they discussed election meddling: “He said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. Every time he sees me, he says, ‘I didn’t do that.’ And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it. I think he is very insulted by it.”

On collusion: “There was no collusion. Everybody knows there was no collusion. I think it’s a shame that something like that could destroy a very important potential relationship between two countries that are really important countries.” He added he thought that Putin and he could “have the potential to have a very, very good relationship.”

He believes in Putin more than James Comey, John Brennan and James Clapper. “I mean, give me a break, they are political hacks. So you look at it, I mean, you have Brennan, you have Clapper and you have Comey. Comey is proven now to be a liar and he is proven now to be a leaker. So you look at that and you have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he had nothing to do with them.”

He’s not going to argue with Putin: “You are not going to get into an argument, you are going to start talking about Syria and the Ukraine. I can’t stand there and argue with him. I’d rather have him get out of Syria, to be honest with you. I’d rather have him, you know, work with him on the Ukraine than standing and arguing.”

It’s all the Democrats’ fault: “That whole thing was set up by the Democrats. This artificial Democratic hit job gets in the way and that’s a shame because people will die because of it. And it’s a pure hit job. Everybody knows there was no collusion. I think it’s a shame that something like this can destroy a very important potential relationship between two countries that are very important countries Russia could really help us.”

[From CNN]

John McCain was so pissed off, he issued a strongly worded statement, as did other current and former intelligence, national security and foreign policy officials and experts. The basic gist is that Bigly Is Treason, Bigly Will Not Keep Us Safe, Bigly Is a Liar, Bigly Believes Vlad and more. I hope Bob Mueller is watching and listening and keeping all of the tapes and taking notes. This is such a gigantic mess. All I want for Christmas is INDICTMENTS.

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105 Responses to “Donald Trump on Putin: ‘He said he didn’t meddle…I think he is very insulted by it’”

  1. HH says:

    @Kaiser – Unless something changed, the best part of this story is that Putin’s person denies that Trump and Purim even talked about treason. Essentially Trump bends over backwards to defend Russia, and they call him a liar. It was glorious.

  2. Beth says:

    Awe. Poor sweet Putins feelings are hurt? 😢 Putin must have some severely damaging private information about Trump. How long will this nightmare go on?

  3. wood dragon says:

    Trump = traitor.
    And all of those wretches who voted for him and still support him have betrayed this country. Some are clearly enemies of democracy.

  4. Indiana Joanna says:

    Trump’s words and actions while meeting with Putin are treasonous. For him to act like Putin’s jailhouse b#tch is very telling that Putin must have serious sway over him personally and financially. It’s chilling.

  5. Lori says:

    Yeah, lets listen to a guy who runs his country in the shadiest most dicriminatory ways thinkable, instead of your own intelligence agencies! So smart Donald, no wonder you’re the biglyest.

  6. ArchieGoodwin says:

    anyone else tired of “strongly worded statements?”

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.

    Cross the floor, those who issue “strongly worded statements”, cross to the Democrats and really stand up for your country.

    • lightpurple says:

      As far as I’m concerned, it is not a sternly worded statement unless it calls for Trump’s removal from office through resignation, impeachment & removal, or the 25th Amendment. They have constitutional tools to fix this and they do nothing.

    • Nicole says:

      ARCHIE YES.
      McCain again does not get applause for another strongly worded statement when he just confirmed a judge to a LIFETIME APPOINTMENT that has no trial experience. Voted right down party lines.
      Until they put their votes where their mouths are stop giving these guys kudos for doing the bare minimum

    • jwoolman says:

      The only strongly worded statement I want to see is legislation that prevents Trump from firing Mueller or otherwise interfering with the investigation, such as by trying to defund it. And I want to see it fast. Enough is enough.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I don’t expect anything from the Republicans anymore. I don’t want to hear about 45′s 30 percent anymore either. Nothing will move any of them. They are all self-serving, greedy power hungry hypocrites mixed with white supremacists and White Identity Christians.
      Like I explained they are Pro Israel only because of a prophecy for the second coming, and then the world will be theirs.
      They are stacking courts with their like-minded puppets. Members of Congress have their Russian secrets and personal agendas that have nothing to do with serving America.
      We should expect nothing from them. We have to vote in such high numbers they can’t steal elections and get involved in organizations focused on exposing and getting rid of them.
      30 percent of them and 70 percent of us.
      We need to make so much noise they would be afraid to do nothing.

  7. Seraphina says:

    Spot on with the last paragraph and to have him out would be a wonderful way to begin the new year. And I too when asking my children if they did something they shouldn’t get the response: no I didn’t!!! What an idiot and the sad part is he thinks a lot of us are drinking the cool aid. I miss President Obama 😢

  8. Radley says:

    Desperate talk from a desperate dotard who’s going down bigly. Any conversation those two had probably involved combover Sasquatch begging Putin not to release the pee pee tape.

  9. IlsaLund says:

    Now the Orange Blowhard is trying to backtrack: “Trump says he believes intelligence assessment that Russia interfered in election — but Putin does not”— USA Today.

    Trump and his administration have done so much damage to the U.S. international standing. They’ve basically isolated the country. He goes to Asia and mouths off about America First, no trade deals, yadda yadda. So what do the other Asian countries do? They all sign and enter into a transpacific trade agreement without the US and leave us blowing in the wind. And yet this fool still expects other countries to form a coalition to help against North Korea? Ain’t gonna happen dumbass. Same thing with the Paris Accords. How can the US be the only country in the world to NOT participate? F@#$ing stupid. The US will soon find out it needs other countries more than they need us. And other countries are finally waking up to the fact that they no longer need and don’t have to kowtow to the US anymore.

    • Lady D says:

      I was really surprised when I read the US boycotted the Trans Pacific Agreement. I also wonder about being the only country in the world not participating the Paris Climate Accord. What does he get out of that? Does he see it as putting America first? Does he think only and first mean the same thing?

      • magnoliarose says:

        Nope. He does not. 45 is doing Putin’s bidding to unravel this country and the EU. Follow the oil and the rise of Nationalism connected to Putin. Money as always is the root of everything.
        While he speaks about these issues, Puerto Ricans are still dying and living in misery. It is a humanitarian crisis, and he no longer cares about any of the natural disasters we still experience. He makes secret deals and hasn’t divested a thing.
        45 is knowingly destroying this country, and he doesn’t care. He doesn’t staff the departments because he wants to be a dictator to speed up his agenda.
        There is no silver lining and no humanity involved.

        It seems the media is finally getting it. Stop showing all his speeches and all his crazy nonsense press briefings. There is nothing to discover and no glorious moment where it gets better until they are gone. We know what they are.

  10. Jerusha says:

    In case you missed Tween-in-Chief’s early morning tweet, here it is. I forwarded it to paul ryan with a strongly worded statement.
    http://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/929511061954297857

  11. Elkie says:

    He’s so weak and submissive with Putin it’s like watching a little toy poodle doing tricks at his master’s command for treats and tummy tickles.

    And this is sandwiched between failing to stand up for the First Amendment by refusing journalists’ questions at the Chinese government’s behest, whilst congratulating them on the trade deficit(!) and firing off more pathetic schoolyard name calling at Kim Jong-Un. If you’re an adult using the phrase “losers & haters” without irony, then you are probably unfit to run a bath, let alone a country.

    Heck, someone should probably warn him that if he keeps on tweeting like a fourteen year old girl, Roy Moore’s gonna try and sexually assault him.

  12. happyoften says:

    Seriously. A sitting American president is taking the word of a foreign government official over that of his own intelligence community.

    Putin’s puppet, indeed. I love he mentioned Putin’s feeling might be hurt…. whatever he has on trump is bad. Like, reeeaaallly bad. Because Putin is the defacto leader of our country right now, it would seem, and the GOP know it.

    At what point does treason become acceptable? Is it before or after you come out in favor of child molestation to keep a senate seat?

    Anyone claiming there is no difference between R’s and D’s? Two big ones, right off the top of my head.

  13. Beth says:

    I don’t give a damn if Putin is insulted with being questioned about this. I’m insulted that so many Americans supported and still trust Trump even after all the proof of the crimes committed involving Russia

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      They like what they’re being told about Russia. On the Right that it’s a white, reactionary Christian country that oppresses women and LGBTQ people. On the far Left, there is still a tendency to have a soft spot for Communism even though the USSR lived the dream as a totalitarian nightmare.

      • adastraperaspera says:

        Very savvy of Putin to formalize a pact with the Orthodox church and bring them back into the fold. This lured American evangelicals over there, and basically made them think they can turn the U.S. into Russia. Sessions went over with church groups, for instance…

      • jwoolman says:

        Communism was never Russia’s problem. They just didn’t make a real break with the old Czarism although in most cases they shared resources much better. Since people were starving at the time of the revolution, that was good enough for them. You don’t miss what you never had, other than food and water. The practices Americans associate with totalitarianism in the USSR were actually traditional under the Czars.

        Putin wants to be a modern Czar.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @jwoolman
        Yes he does and flirts with bringing back the nobility and royals. I think he is basing this on Napoleon. Those oligarchs would love nothing more than titles. Russian titles are much grander than British titles. Lots of Princes and Grand Dukes.

        There was never any Communism. Russia has always been Authoritarian dating all the way back to the 10th century when there were Boyars before Tsars.

        The Hermitage is one of his projects and he is actively seeking Imperial art and artifacts to restore them to Russia including Imperial Faberge. They are restoring the palaces and he may have ideas of being like Peter the Great.

    • notasugarhere says:

      There are plenty of Trump supporters who admire Putin.

  14. ORIGINAL T.C. says:

    The best part of Trump’s current trip is the media has put his stories second.

  15. trollontheloose says:

    Obama was never insulted by being branded a non patriot/non American .. And this from the same guy who went to Hawaii to discredit our then President with fake news and gossips as “proof”. But Putin is insulted and 45 feels hurt that Putin feels insulted. Insecure white men

  16. Solo says:

    ‘All I want for Christmas is – INDICTMENTS’
    This is on the top of my list too.

  17. Eric says:

    Indeed, Kaiser. Santa Mueller is coming to town!

    Just FYI, I read a tweet exchange that a CNN reporter spotted a special guest with Putin. Oleg Derispaka was with Putin, and presumably Emperor Zero, during the meet-n-greet. Remember that Derispaka is owed millions of dollars by none other than Paul Manafort, who is under house arrest with a monitoring device for 12 (12!!!) counts.

    Wonder what they talked about….

  18. why? says:

    Then Putin released a statement throwing the Dotard under the bus, stating that the conversation about meddling in the election never even took place.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Because he can. Complete contempt. There is no way Putin has a shred of respect for 45, and he probably finds him boring because there is no challenge. It is like watching a cat with a mouse that doesn’t even bother to run.
      He is laughing at the US and showing us what a lying idiot 45 is and that he licks his boots on command. Since his plans are exposed, it wouldn’t surprise me if Putin is finished with 45 and doesn’t care if he goes down. He can make nice with the next president like all of this never happened and still stay in power.

      If it were a fictional political satire, I would laugh.

  19. adastraperaspera says:

    Both Putin and Trump prefer couriers and in-person meetings, to avoid their messages being recorded. A meeting like this is key for them. For all we know, they were up in slumber party mode all night, crafting more nefarious plans for world takeover. Their actions are destabilizing countries and economies. They want chaos and division, and they are not going to stop this. We have to. Killing the tax bill will kneecap the GOP–it is their last gasp to hang on to power. They are not going to remove him. It is up to Mueller, rule of law and us. Even Sally Yates tweeted a statement about this latest outrage (she rarely tweets). Feels like DEFCON 4, for sure.

  20. robyn says:

    Putin … the only human Trump has NOT insulted, besides his sickening enablers. Trump’s very weird worry about Putin’s feelings’s could make any sane person want to pull out their hair and bang their head against the wall. Mueller is not moving speedily enough to rid us of Trump before he destroys the world.

    Trump should run for office in Russia. I think he’d be much happier where his loyalties so obviously are. As for Trump’s fake patriot supporters who don’t care if Russia meddled in the election … who don’t care if other people’s kids get killed because guns are too easy to get … who don’t care if a pedophile has a senate seat as long as they’re not democrats … who don’t care if poor people get health care … who don’t care if their leaders beat up reporters … they should all go with Trump to Russia!!!! And by the way, maybe if Trump stood on the street and killed one of THEIR kids …. maybe then they’d care!!!!!

  21. Nancy says:

    ivanka better tighten up her face and get some new extensions, it seems her daddy’s number 2 obsession is closing in on her. Putin the murderous, diabolical SOB must be deliriously happy of the gift of the most inept, sociopathic, nonpresidential, ignorant slob given to him on a silver platter. How anyone in the US can’t be outraged by this lovefest with an enemy is beyond me.

  22. RBC says:

    I am starting to wonder if the alleged “ peetape” that is supposed to exist is not about 45 but actually Don Jr? If push comes to shove he will throw his own child under the bus to save his skin and then he can turn around to say” I had no idea what he was doing” when indictments are brought down.

    • B n A fn says:

      The dotard denied several times that there was something to the pee pee tapes. He says it’s all fake news. Now his personal security guard, an ex NYC police who has been with 45 for many years says they did offer him five prostitutes but he turned it down. The security man says he told the Russian “they don’t do that”. He says he accompanied the dotard to his room and waited for five minutes before going to his room. After that he does not know what happened. I see he’s giving himself an out just Incase there is a tape of the dotard in Mueller’s hands. I believe the pee pee tape exists, IMHO.

    • Anastasia says:

      It’s not just a pee tape. I’m very sure it’s worse than that and involves a LOT of money and treason to the US.

  23. B n A fn says:

    I like to read the comments section on the internet and I have seen a very big shift from people saying the Russians/Vlad interfered in our last presidential election was fake news, and a nothing burger. Now, more comments are saying this is real news and are calling 45 a big fat liar and a traitor to the country. It’s so obvious the way #45 always appears so happy 😀 to be in Putin’s company it’s undeniable, they are in bed together. The dotard saying he believes what Putin says is a cover, they both know the truth, Putin help him become president and if he acknowledge this that would means he’s not a legitimate president. Btw, Hillary received 3,000,000 more votes than the dotard. #45 and the rest of the republicans are acting as if they won the popular votes and are refusing to compromise with the dems.

    I see wife #3 did not accompany him on the last leg of his trip to the Phillipine, she flew home after visiting China, I believe. I guess MT was tired of being compared to Hope Hicks, 😂.

  24. Annetommy says:

    Just absolutely appalling. In every respect. Trump is currently cavorting about in a silky nightshirt with the vile muderous leader of the Phiilipines. Truly an axis of evil.

  25. third ginger says:

    I am having a favorite daydream in which my dear Bobby Goren [Vincent D.] interrogates Trump, getting him to admit collusion, treason, golden shower, loss by 3 million votes. And makes him cry about the love he never got from his dad. SAD! on my part, perhaps, but it is the kind of thing we need to get through the day.

  26. Green_eyes says:

    Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum must have read their emails.. they dressed alike.

    In that top photo Trumps face looks really weird, like it’s imposed on the head. He just creeps me out. Both are narcissistic thugs.

  27. isabelle says:

    ah…bless his orangesicle heart, Donnie, your opinion doesn’t matter on Putin. Deny, deny, Deny all you want there is actual evidence against your team of cult members. Muller is coming for you soon and your scrambling scared opinion on Putin means squat.

  28. Luna says:

    I hate it when war criminals’ feelings get hurt.

  29. Jayna says:

    Someone tweeted this. Amazing.

    Dear World: We are being held hostage by a simpleton.

    Please bear with us as he helps us to get rid of him.

  30. Jayna says:

    He literally salivates over male dictators. I’m sure he fantasizes about them also.

  31. A says:

    Putin is yanking on Trump’s chain on purpose. He knows that whatever conversation he has with him will make headlines in America. He knows that that contributes to the volatile political atmosphere in America. He’s doing and saying certain things in order to wind up Trump on purpose so that he’ll come back and sow even more divisive rhetoric. This is the man who created the psyops that essentially exploited the already existing racism and tribalism inherent in America and made it the enormous factor that it became. And you’ve got Trump here who hangs on to his every breath.

    • Annetommy says:

      Well Trump was elected with Vlad’s help a year ago, and it is customary for the boss to give the employee an annual performance appraisal at that time. Coincidental meeting? I don’t think so….I think the objectives for the next year were provided to Trump by Putin. In crayon. With lots of pictures. And perhaps some photos….

  32. Teebee says:

    The world must never forget, nor ignore, just how dangerous, murderous and corrupt Putin is. And Trump’s coddling of such a psychopath is pathetic and naive to the point of major alarm.

    It is sickening how Trump cannot recognize his responsibility to protect the US from exposure to such a manipulative and dangerous man, who wants nothing more than to have a mewling moron in charge at the WH. I guarantee Putin spends a great deal of time laughing maniacally at his power over Trump.

    Trump needs to go. As soon as possible. Not just because of the damage he is doing within the country, but for the power shifts that are happening as we speak. The equilibrium is shifting fast, and strong democratic allies are needed more than ever. The US has been struggling to maintain that equilibrium before Trump, I fear it will now slide into oblivion.

  33. HK9 says:

    Who the f-k cares what Trump thinks and if Putin’s insulted. It happened and it must be dealt with….never in a million years did I think I’d ever be typing these words. Ugh.

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