Trump chews the fat with Putin for hour-plus over Mueller report, Venezuela, and more

Who do you call when your presidency is on fire over your collusion with Russia and their attack on our democracy? Russian President Vladimir Putin—natch. Donald Trump decided Friday there was no time like the present to shoot the shit with his Moscow bestie for more than an hour over topics ranging from the Mueller report, whether White House counsel Don McGahn should testify, Venezuela, nuclear agreements, trade and more. 

But don’t worry, they didn’t linger long on the Mueller report roiling the country after they both agreed “it’s over and there was no collusion” and it’s time to move on, according to White House press hack Sarah Sanders. Of course, Sanders has a tendency to pull things out of her behind when addressing the American people, so who knows. But it does seem to jibe with Trump’s Helsinki declaration that Russia likely didn’t hack our elections because Putin said so. Apparently, Trump didn’t see fit to warn Putin about future election attacks since poor pathetic little Donnie is still in denial about getting a boost from the Kremlin in 2016.   

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the two had spoken for “an hour and a half” but stopped short of saying that Putin owns Trump because, let’s face it, why waste time stating the obvious? Don’t worry though, the talking points Putin provided Trump are already spilling out in tweet form. 

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….We discussed Trade, Venezuela, Ukraine, North Korea, Nuclear Arms Control and even the “Russian Hoax.†Very productive talk!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2019

Yep. Being owned by the Kremlin was always how the framers envisioned it. They wrote a lot about how great it would be if a foreign power gained unprecedented influence in our elections. As Hillary Clinton pointed out on The Rachel Maddow Show  the other night, what if Democrats reached out to China and said, ‘Hey, two can play at this game’? Why not just put our democracy up for sale? Spoils go to the best hacker. 

 

Friday, May 3, 2019 · 6:04:20 PM +00:00 · Kerry Eleveld

Correction: NBC News originally reported that Trump and Putin discussed McGahn potentially testifying before Congress. That was not the case and NBC has issued a correction.

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