President Trump talked about Russian meddling in US 2016 election during a joint press conference at Royal Castle, Warsaw with Polish President Andrzej Duda. Donald Trump said that he thinks Russia was behind 2016 election meddling but added, “Nobody really knows for sure” and “it could have been other people in other countries”.
President Trump called on Russia to join “fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself.”
Even though Trump nominated intelligence officials openly said that they have no doubts it was Russia behind 2016 election meddling, President Donald Trump doubted the assessment of the intelligence agencies. “I remember when I was sitting back listening about Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, how everybody was 100% certain that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. Guess what? That led to one big mess. They were wrong and it led to a mess,” Trump said.
President Trump slammed the former US President Obama saying that Obama did nothing to combat Russian interference.
“I remember when I was sitting back listening about Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, how everybody was 100% certain that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. Guess what? That led to one big mess. They were wrong and it led to a mess.”
Trump said, “Why did he (Obama) do nothing about it? He was told it was Russia by the CIA … and he did nothing about it… They said he choked. I don’t think he choked. Well, I don’t think he choked. I think what happened was he thought Hillary Clinton was going to win the election and he said let’s not do anything about it. Had he thought the other way, he would have done something about it.”
Obama administration, expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the US. Warning Russia to stop meddling in US election, the former President Barack Obama told President Putin to ”cut it out” or there would be ”serious consequences.”
Speaking in the Polish capital Warsaw, President Trump also reminded Russia to stop ‘destabilizing’ Ukraine. He called on to Russia to stop supporting hostile regimes like Syria and Iran. He also urged Russia to join “fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself”.
In addition to criticizing Russia and former President Obama, President Trump criticized media, especially CNN, during the joint press conference with his Polish counterpart. “I think what CNN did was unfortunate for them. As you know, they now have some pretty serious problems. They have been fake news for a long time. They have been covering me in a very dishonest way,” Trump said.