What Dori would have said Tuesday if he were President Trump

Glen Norman
July 19, 2018

"It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome!" the president wrote.

Responding on Twitter on Wednesday morning, the Republican president said his critics would "rather go to war" and "wanted to see a boxing match" between him and Mr Putin.

"Will a strong statement - you know - President Obama supposedly made a strong statement", Trump continues. He answered: "Thank you very much, no".

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a congressional committee in February that he already had seen evidence Russian Federation was targeting U.S. elections in November, when Republican control of the House of Representatives and Senate are at stake, plus a host of positions in state governments.

Both Trump and the Kentucky Republican are inclined to dispense with the traditional USA role as the world's top cop.

KELEMEN: Another Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, Jeanne Shaheen, wants to hear from the interpreter, the only other US official in that room with Trump and Putin.

Some 71 percent of Republicans polled approved of his response to Russian Federation, while only 14% of Democrats were in favour.


"Even in talking with you now, I am afraid to say something positive about the American president", he said, "because when American journalists or policymakers read my interview, they'll say Russian Federation is again meddling and helping Donald Trump".

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California labeled the discussion "BATS-T CRAZY" and demanded Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "put a stop to this notion immediately".

On Capitol Hill, top Republican leaders said they were open to slapping fresh sanctions on Russian Federation, but they showed no sign of acting any time soon. He did not specify what he meant - whether he was talking about people in the intelligence community or people with high IQs.

"He just said it's not Russian Federation".

Republican Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said congressional leaders were searching for the most effective response.

KIRO Radio's Dori Monson could have a new career in store as a speech-writer for President Trump.

Representative Andy Harris, a member of the Caucus, said: "I disregard and discount anything that involves the mainstream media press". And if he says that, I would accept that.


Sources who attended the briefing told The Times that Trump was "grudgingly convinced" that Putin ordered the interference, a sentiment that stands in contrast to his comments at a press conference with Putin earlier this week.

"With that being said, all I can do is ask the question [of Putin]".

Trump also claimed that he confronted Putin about the meddling in Helsinki: "I let him know we can't have this, we're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be".

Previously when asked by reporters before a Cabinet meeting whether Moscow was still targeting the U.S., Trump shook his head and said, "No".

Mainly reading from a prepared statement, Trump said on Tuesday he had complete faith in USA intelligence agencies and accepted their conclusions. "Then I go all the way to Russian Federation. Sort of a double negative".

The loudest was a reporter asking, "Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?"


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